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FAMU Holds Vigil in Recognition of World AIDS Day

By: Lanetra Bennett
December 5, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - FAMU held a candle light vigil in recognition of World AIDS Day.

Because World AIDS Day fell on a Sunday (December 1st) this year, FAMU's Student Health Services and community partners held the vigil on Thursday.

This year's theme for World AIDS Day was "Getting to Zero".

Students, faculty, and staff will brought awareness to the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Taurus Jerelds, the HIV/AIDS Counselor at FAMU and Health Educator, says, "HIV isn't going anywhere until we find a cure. So, the best way to combat this issue is to use prevention as a cure; continuing to never fail to educate; never fail to take the opportunity to help somebody, to advocate for people. So, that's why we do what we do."

This is the ninth year FAMU has held the HIV candlelight vigil. It started at 5:45 at the Eternal Flame on campus, followed by a program in the Grand Ballroom.

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