In recognition of World AIDS Day (December 1, 2014) the AIDS Network, in partnership with Mohawk College’s positive space, Social Inc., presents the movie “The Normal Heart.” This community event will take place on Thursday, November 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at the Fennell campus. The movie stars Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, and deals with the emerging AIDS crisis during the 1980s. A panel discussion will take place following the film.
The AIDS Network will also be hosting an Open House on Monday, November 24th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to celebrate HIV/AIDS Awareness week. Guests are invited to meet staff and learn more about the programs and services for people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV and hepatitis C.
Mohawk College Library has a variety of resources that can help you learn more about HIV/AIDS. The book HIV/AIDS: A very short introduction includes information about the emergence of the epidemic, scientific responses, and its impact on the world. 100 questions & answers about HIV and AIDS answers the most commonly asked questions about HIV and AIDS including: diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment quality of life, alternative medicine, targeted therapy, and coping strategies. The series HIV/AIDS: Real people, true stories is available through the online video database Films On Demand. The videos dispel myths about HIV/AIDS, explain how HIV is acquired and how it can be prevented, and discusses the physical, psychological, and social effects of being HIV-positive.