Campus participates in World AIDS Day

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By Deborah Rafferty, Staff Writer

As part of World AIDS Day, several organizations around the U are offering their services to students, faculty and members of the community.

The Student Health Center is offering free HIV testing today to anyone who comes to the clinic. It will also be lowering the cost of sexually transmitted infection testing from the normal $45 to $32, said Elizabeth Craig, a health educator at the Student Health Center. Free HIV testing will also be held Wednesday at the Heritage Center.

As part of its budget, the U Student/Housestaff Advisory Committee is providing the community with free HIV testing, Craig said.

The center is providing these tests to the public “to help celebrate World AIDS Day and to help promote public knowledge about AIDS and STIs,” Craig said.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting its annual observance of World AIDS Day. Normally, the museum displays selected art pieces from its permanent collection, but this year, it is placing a symbolic black cloth over a Sowei helmet mask located in the central gallery of the Africa exhibition.

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