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December 1, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

World AIDS Day

Washington, DC - University System of DC President Dr. Allen Sessoms led an enthusiastic group of students and employees as the university commemorated World AIDS Day on December 1st. Dr. Shannon Hader, Director of the DC HIV/AIDS Administration was the featured speaker. She told the crowd that DC leads the nation in the percentage of citizens living with HIV/AIDS - but that outreach and awareness efforts in the city are among the most aggressive in the nation. For more information on HIV/AIDS, call the DC HIV/AIDS Administration office at (202) 671-4900 - or visit the Department of Health's website: www.dchealth.dc.gov.

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The University of the District of Columbia is the only fully-accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. As an urban land-grant university, it supports a broad mission of education, research and community service and offers bachelors and masters degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The university is located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro. 

Contact:
Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371