HARROGATE, Tenn., Nov. 27, 2018 – Students from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will host a World AIDS Day program on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at LMU-DCOM. The event is hosted by the Social and Gender Equality Club (SaGE) at LMU-DCOM.
World AIDS Day takes place annually on Dec. 1, and is a global health day which provides the opportunity to raise awareness for HIV, support those who currently have it, remember the lives who have been lost to an AIDS-related illness, fight discrimination and promote better education and health care surrounding the disease.
The event will feature Ernie Hoskins, director and coordinator of outreach and prevention programs for Positively Living in Knoxville and Larry Frampton, a long-term HIV survivor and professional activist in Nashville who has done a lot of work in the legislature regarding HIV/AIDS. Topics that will be covered include prevention for the community including PrEP/PEP and needle exchanges, risk prevention for providers caring for HIV/AIDS patients, sexual health counseling/mental health support, HIV policy and legislative issues, deficits in medical care and current treatments. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. with speaker presentations beginning promptly at 5:45 p.m. followed by a 15 minute question and answer session.
For more information on this event contact Sara Reed at sara.reed@LMUnet.edu.
The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7082, email dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.