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Keystone College will present a World Aids Day program on Thursday, November 29 from 6-9 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a short non-denominational prayer service, sharing of personal stories of those afflicted with HIV/AIDS read by Keystone College public health students, and a panel discussion of experts on the status of HIV/AIDS in our area. Portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display.

Despite increased knowledge about transmission and prevention, there are approximately 40,000 cases of newly diagnosed HIV infections each year in the United States. While that number has declined in recent years, the need for effective AIDS education and prevention continues. The World AIDS Day event at Keystone will shed light on this important topic on a global, national, and local level