John McArthur, advisor to the United Nations Foundation and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, spoke on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and moving toward a higher standard of living for all people Thursday at the Brown School of Social Work as a part of Global Health Week and the Global Health Speaker Series.
[media-credit name="Kastyn Matheny | STUDENT LIFE" align="alignleft" width="620"][/media-credit] The lights of Edison Theatre glowed the same color as the ribbons adorning students’ shirts as campus took time to observe World AIDS Day last Friday.
“Just sign in and we’ll be right with you,” a well-dressed, friendly looking man says, pointing a teen to a clipboard. The teen appears nervous as he takes the board.
“Why should I care?” It is a very valid question and one that resonates throughout our campus. Whether the context is the HIV epidemic, the state of American public schools or the gross financial inequality in our country, our campus has come up with increasingly eloquent ways to ask this question.
Today is World AIDS Day. Every year on Dec. 1, people come together to remember those we have lost and to fight the spread of this terrible pandemic. Many people have lost someone they loved. Don’t ignore them; don’t just let this day go by. AIDS is still a killer; it is still out there, hurting people. You can do more. We all can do more.
On Thursday, four Washington University student groups are collaborating to promote awareness of World AIDS Day on campus. The Washington University Undergraduate Public Health Association (WUUPHA), WUSTL FACE AIDS, Wash U H.O.P.E., Ashoka and GlobeMed are partnering to hold events across the Danforth Campus.
HIV infections can age the brain by up to 15 to 20 years, according to an article published in February in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.