Events will be held on the UC Plaza today to commemorate the 10th observance

of World AIDS Day.

The student organization Until There's a Cure will be coordinating the

events that take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Give Children Hope in a World with AIDS" is this year's theme

which aims to emphasize that even people under the age of 18 are affected

directly and indirectly by HIV and AIDS. The goal of World AIDS Day is to

increase the awareness and understanding of the magnitude of these diseases.

UTAC will be selling t-shirts to raise money for promoting awareness

education on campus.

Aramark, UT's dining services company, in cooperation with Pepsi Co.

is providing food and beverages. And there will be games, prizes and music.

Several departments and colleges have agreed to wear orange ribbons to

signify University support.

In addition, UTAC will also be sponsoring a panel discussion entitles

"UT Affected by HIV" on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the UT Law Auditorium.

The panel will be comprised of UT students, staff and faculty. The discussion

is open to the public.

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