LSU hosts Geaux Red to promote HIV/AIDS education
POSTED: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 2:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs’ LGBTQ Project and Safe Space Campaign will host Geaux Red, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, to promote HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
This is the only event held on LSU’s campus to honor World Aids Day, which is an annual opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.
The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 25 percent of Louisiana students never received formal sexual education regarding HIV or AIDS prevention.
There are multiple ways to participate in Geaux Red this year:
2 – 4 p.m.: Get Tested
In partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Residence Life, HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two is offering free HIV oral testing – no blood, no needles. Atchafalaya Room of the Student Union or West Campus Apartments, Conference Room A4.
4 – 5 p.m.: Get Educated
The LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs encourages education around HIV/AIDS issues. Join to hear a long-time HIV/AIDS prevention and education advocate speak to his experience doing HIV/AIDS education and prevention work in Louisiana. International Room of the Student Union
5 – 6 p.m.: Protect Yourself
Geaux Red will end with a safer sex workshop. The workshop will focus on keeping people safe. International Room of the Student Union
The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ LGBTQ Project & Safe Space Campaign works to make LSU a safer space for all students, faculty and staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The project emphasizes providing educational opportunities, ongoing professional development, and programming for students, staff, faculty and administration about the unique challenges that LGBTQ individuals and their allies often encounter.