World AIDS Day event scheduled

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

UNC Charlotte’s Academy for Population Health Innovation, in partnership with campus and community organizations, will observe World AIDS Day, Thursday, Dec. 1.

Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., on the second floor of the Popp Martin Student Union, there will be representatives from APHI, the Mecklenburg County Health Department and student organizations who will provide information related to sexual health resources. Free HIV testing will be offered along with interactive HIV educational activities.  

According to a 2021 APHI survey, 37% of local college students had low knowledge of HIV. More than half reported at least one HIV risk behavior, and nearly two-thirds were unaware of a daily pill to prevent HIV.