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Biology Series Creates Awareness on World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day, December 1st, the South Texas College Biology Department held a live stream event called “Find Your Voice in the Battle for Health on the Border” led by Oscar Lopez and Armando Molina.

Students and community members learned about HIV, how it affects Latinos on the Texas-Mexico border, the stigmas attached to HIV, and where to seek medical attention. Towards the end of the discussion, an HIV test was performed during the live stream for awareness of the process. Additionally, the event was also featured in the local news on December 2nd by KRGV.  

Oscar Lopez is the CEO and National Policy Director for Poderosos, a national Advocacy and Capacity Building Organization based on the U.S- Mexican border focusing on improving the wellness of the Latinx community.

Armando Molina serves marginalized populations through education, testing, and counseling. He began working for Valley AIDS Council in 2007, conducting outreach and providing testing to high-risk communities. 

The South Texas College Biology Department, Speaker Series Committee, is committed to participating in outreach initiatives for students and community members. Speaker Series events are free of cost and are geared to bring awareness to various topics.