Public Health honors World AIDS Day
The University of South Florida College of Public Health honors World AIDS Day with a series of events during the week of November 26.
“An Infectious Prick” kicks-off the festivities on Thursday, November 29. The Dean’s Lecture Series features USF COPH student Donald Post, EMT, CIC, sharing his unique perspective on HIV/AIDS. He witnessed multiple occupational exposures to the virus and will highlight the risks for health care providers, discuss why it is underreported, and more. Mr. Post has more than ten years of experience in the health professions as an EMT, member of the State Emergency Response Team, and HIV/AIDS consultant. The lecture is followed by a mini-fair including student and community HIV/AIDS awareness organizations.
The Undergraduate Public Health Student Association is one of many organizations participating in USF’s Inaugural World AIDS Day Social. Attendees receive a passport and collect stamps as they visit HIV/AIDS-related stations and participate in games. A full passport is rewarded with free food and a wealth of knowledge about HIV/AIDS prevention and protection.
On Saturday, December 1, public health students partner with the USF Health Service Corp to educate members of the Santa Maria Mission in Tampa. The community fair includes interactive health stations and information booths on nutrition, Florida Kid Care, domestic violence, driving safety, AIDS/HIV/HPV awareness, and more.