Community and health

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Hi, everyone. Welcome to World AIDS Day! This topic, and your health, are near and dear to our hearts. Many of the teachers at FIT a generation ago died of this disease, and the garment center was decimated by it. In the 1980s, the U.S. government denied the existence of this epidemic, thereby prolonging the worst of it here in NYC and other places. But now the White House and the government provide this web site/clearing house for information on the disease and how to prevent it. (The United Kingdom has a cooler website on the day, too.)

The FIT Health Center also works for your health in related ways. Did you know that they offer free HIV testing on Fridays, from 11am to 3pm? (until 12/16/2016. Next semester TBA) All you have to do is stop by A402 or call them at 212-217-4190 for more information. They are working with the library to promote awareness of the Health Center in general and this day especially.

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World AIDS day word search puzzle

 

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