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Public health-focused student group organizes World Aids Day event

November 27, 2013 at 7:31 am

The student-organized, student-run Beloit Public Health Initiative will be co-hosting a community health fair next Wednesday (Dec. 4), starting at 6 p.m. in the Hendricks Center for the Arts in downtown Beloit. BPHI was developed in the fall of 2011, and focuses its efforts on community outreach via education and programming about safe sex and preventing sexually transmitted infections.

In addition to raffles, giveaways, and prizes, the BPHI event on Dec. 4 will include a featured speaker at 7 p.m. For more information, you can text “BPHI” to 77948.

World AIDS Day is officially held annually on Dec. 1, and is meant to raise awareness about the fight against HIV, as well as offer the opportunity for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.