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IPFW hosts World AIDS Day event

Statement as issued Monday by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is hosting a special event in honor of World AIDS Day on December 2. “Getting to Zero” will take place on the IPFW campus in the Walb Classic Ballroom from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Jeff Markley, executive director of the AIDS Task Force, will lecture on the impact HIV and AIDS have had on the local community. More importantly, Markley will explain the ultimate goal the AIDS Task Force has had for more than 25 years: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Following Markley’s presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to meet a Fort Wayne man living with AIDS. He will share his personal journey, along with the impact HIV has had on his life. Light refreshments will be available.

Free HIV testing will be provided by the Fort Wayne AIDS Task Force in Walb Student Union, Room 114, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Getting to Zero is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA), and the IPFW Resource Center.

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