HIV/AIDS: Educating Our Community
Author: Gerard White, Ph.D., MLT(CSMLS), MB(ASCP)CM
HIV/AIDS is a serious problem in the United States, especially for some minority groups. In terms of people affected, it has been even more devastating on a worldwide scale. The Golbal Issues course, GLOB 1001 - HIV and AIDS, was developed to help students learn about HIV and AIDS, to help them “unlearn” misinformation, to help them protect themselves and others from the virus, and to bring awareness regarding the problems of HIV and AIDS on a national and worldwide scale. One of the main goals of this Global Issues service-learning class was to give students an opportunity to help educate members of the CCGA community by presenting posters on various topics regarding HIV and AIDS. Members of our class presented these posters on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2016, in the CCGA Campus Center atrium. Feedback from students, faculty, and other members of our community indicated that our efforts were well-received and that people benefitted from the shared information.