WORLD AIDS DAY
“Behind the Masks: Telling the Truth and Creating Healing”
December 1, 2014
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Student Union Ballroom A-B
Guest Speaker: Jim Sacco,
HIV disease continues to be an issue where shame and hiding lead to individuals remaining unaware of their status and not taking advantage of life-saving treatment. Creating a climate in communities and in health care where consumers feel valued and accepted is the opportunity to health and healing.
Jim Sacco, M.S.W. is a trainer and consultant who has been involved in HIV prevention and care since 1984. As a social worker, he has provided HIV care in medical, mental health, and community-based settings. As a trainer, his clients include academic and governmental organizations throughout the U.S. Jim has trained more than 40,000 health care workers since 1986.Join Jim as he shares how communities, health care settings, and families can embrace the truth and let healing begin.
Free HIV Testing: 9:30-11:30 AM in Student Union Ballroom C
Co-sponsored by: South Health District and VSU
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.