The purpose of the conference is to encourage the community to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and to decrease the number of teen pregnancies within the community. For this conference, a more active approach will be taken for the cause. With 1 out of 374 people in Texas living with HIV (Texas Health Dept. 2011) this issue needs to be addressed directly to the youth and adults of this community. As we all know, there is currently no cure to HIV/AIDS.
Monday-Friday: February 11, 2013-February 15, 2013
HIV/AIDS Week at UTPB: 9:00am-1pm
Testing will take place all morning long and at the end of the testing day a series of prizes will be given out.
Friday: February 15, 2013
High School Presentation: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
9:00 am- 12:00pm
Permian High School
Odessa High School
Saturday: February 16, 2013
HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference: 9:00am-4:00pm
Youth Rally: 7:00pm-10:00pm
The speaker will begin a 15-20 minute speech about HIV/AIDS. Preceding the speech, acts will be scheduled throughout the night to perform. In between each act HIV/AIDS information will be given.