Today is the 25th Annual World AIDS Day.
According to information from the university, the first observance of World AIDS Day was Dec. 1, 1988. The Student Health Services Wellness Center will offer services and discussions today in relation to the disease.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be free testing for sexually transmitted infections for all SIUC students in the Delta room on the Student Center’s fourth floor.
At 5 p.m., Jason Gillman, assistant director of student health services, will discuss HIV prevention at the Student Health Center Auditorium. Following, the AIDS Walk will start at the Student Health Center atrium.
More than 100 southern Illinois families affected by the disease will receive financial support through fundraising at the fifth annual walk.
At 7 p.m., the film “Endgame: AIDS in Black America” will be shown at the Student Health Center Auditorium.