University of Pittsburgh
March 19, 2002

Pitt to Host Teen HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Contact:  412-624-4147

March 20, 2002

PITTSBURGH—The Center for Minority Health at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) and California University of Pennsylvania will cosponsor "Teen HIV/AIDS Awareness Day" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the University Club, 121 University Place, as part of "Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS Month."

The event will feature a video presentation, "20 Years of HIV/AIDS," as well as talks by Steven Thomas, director of the Center for Minority Health at Pitt's GSPH, and Ann Denise Sapida, founder of CHAMPS 4 KIDS, a local, grassroots organization that educates children about HIV/AIDS. A panel discussion titled "People Living with HIV/AIDS" will be facilitated by Karen Reddick, an AIDS educator in Pitt's Center for Minority Health.

The event is free, and parents are encouraged to bring their teenagers.

For more information, please contact Albertha Graham of California University of Pennsylvania at 412/565-2330