AIDS Awareness Month

10% Alliance and Allies has organized a month-long effort for the month of April, nicknamed "GAYpril", to raise our campus’ awareness of AIDS and HIV.  Statistics from the CDC from 1990 said that 1 in every 500 college students in the United States is infected with HIV. The scary part is that this statistic is 18 years out of date now! A 2005 statistic from the CDC stated that nearly half of new HIV contractions in the US , some 40, 000, are by those we are under the age of 25! We hope to bring a new level of understanding and awareness of HIV/AIDS to the FSC community and in the process raise money for an amazing organization, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.  Thank you for all of your support!

 


AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

All proceeds from FSC’s AIDS Awareness Month will be donated to AAC 

Founded in 1983, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a not-for-profit, community-based health organization whose mission is to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected.  Through a cooperative and mutually supportive effort between over 70 staff and hundreds of volunteers, AIDS Action seeks to assist and constructively work with people of all cultures by providing services, education, advocacy and prevention.

AIDS Action accomplishes that mission by providing support services for people living with AIDS and HIV; educating the public and health professionals about how to prevent HIV transmission; and advocating for fair and effective AIDS policy at the city, state and federal levels.

 AIDS Action provides free, confidential services to 2,500 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS.

To learn more about AIDS Action Committee, visit their website www.AAC.org