Panel to discuss implications of HIV/AIDS


CSU-Pueblo will host a panel focusing on the local and global implications of HIV/AIDS next month.

The panel discussion will be held at noon on Monday, Dec. 3 in Life Sciences 105.

The panelists who will speak from their own knowledge and experiences with the diseases will include Kristin Hall, Ph.D., CSU-Pueblo adjunct professor; John Hild, pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of Pueblo; CSU-Pueblo instructor Beth Huff, MS and Joseph Shamala, Ph.D, professor of African and African American History at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

A question and answer session will follow their presentations. Several agencies, including Glendale 4, Pueblo Community Health Center Early Intervention Services, CSU-Pueblo Health Services and the Southern Colorado AIDS Project will be present to offer additional information as well as service opportunities for those interested in helping to address this issue in our community.

According to Janna McLean, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, the idea for the forum came from Hollie Vigil, a junior biology major from Pueblo, who spent last summer at Vanderbilt University doing research on how HIV enters brain cells.

This event is sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics, Student Life, Student Counseling Center, Student Health Services and the Medical Sciences Society.