Sorority Helps with HIV and AIDS Awareness - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/18/06

Sorority Helps with HIV and AIDS Awareness

Helping those with HIV and AIDS while raising awareness of the virus. That was the goal for the Delta Sigma Theta sorority as they did their part in the International Day of Service. They brought food to the pantry at the Metropolitan Community Church, and also wanted to help raise awareness about the importance of getting tested for the virus.

"This sorority has been generous enough to help those patients that have HIV so that we can help provide the food pantry for those clients," said Tony Thornton, Planned Parenthood of Lubbock CEO.

"We just really want to get the word out to individual to get tested, and secondly you have resources out there for you," said Angela Clark of Delta Sigma Theta.

People between the ages of 15-24 account for half of all new HIV infections worldwide. More than 6,000 people become infected with HIV every day.

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