Medical Students to Host World AIDS Day Events

News Release


CONTACT:      Suzanna Cisneros,

                          (806) 743-7605


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were about 2.1 million new cases of HIV worldwide in 2015. The World Health Organization set World AIDS Day for Dec. 1, a day communities are asked to act now. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine students will host a week of events to commemorate HIV Awareness from November 28 to December 1.


Events will include:


Monday (Nov. 28)

The Flower Wall — an opportunity for flowers to be placed on a wall display in honor of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Texas Tech University Free Speech Area, Akron Avenue


Tuesday (Nov. 29)

Lecture by Padma Swamy, M.D., Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative: Swaziland

Noon – 1 p.m.  

TTUHSC 3601 4th St., Academic Classroom Building 100

Free lunch will be provided to the first 70 attendees.


Nov. 28 - Dec. 1

The Flower Wall at TTUHSC

TTUHSC 3601 4th St., Academic Classroom Building first floor lobby

Accepting donations from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Anyone providing a donation will receive a free red ribbon cookie while supplies last.

All proceeds will be donated to Project CHAMPS, a local non-profit organization that provides counseling and support services to low income HIV-positive individuals and prevention and risk reduction education to Lubbock and surrounding counties.


Wednesday (Nov. 30)

A panel discussion will address the challenges of HIV/AIDS from the perspective of the patient and health care provider.

Noon – 1 p.m.

TTUHSC 3601 4th St., Academic Classroom Building 110

Free lunch will be served to first 70 attendees.


Thursday (Dec. 1)

Global Perspectives Film Series featuring Wilhemina’s War, an intimate, personal narrative that tells the story of one family’s struggle with HIV.

Noon – 1 p.m.

TTUHSC 3601 4th St., Academic Classroom Building 240

Free pizza will be provided.


For more information, call the Office of Global Health at (806) 743-2901.


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