Dr. Swanger Speaks at World AIDS Day Breakfast

December 2, 2013

Dr. Swanger speaks to a full room of parents, children, educators, and guests at the World AIDS Day Breakfast. Behind Dr. Swanger is a piece of The AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Dr. Swanger speaks to a full room of parents, children, educators, and guests at the World AIDS Day Breakfast. Behind Dr. Swanger is a piece of The AIDS Memorial Quilt.

On, Monday, December 2, Dr. Swanger was the Keynote Speaker at the World AIDS Day Breakfast sponsored by Centro Civico and held at The Perthshire Banquet Hall. The theme of the event was “Spotlight on HIV/AIDS – Bringing Awareness.”

Dr. Swanger addressed the need for AIDS education and awareness, urging parents to speak with their children about sexual activity, no matter how uncomfortable the conversation. “We need to not only educate in the home and middle and high school levels, but at the college level as well. Although it is good news that statistics show a 40 percent reduction in newly diagnosed HIV cases in the last decade, we cannot think that the risks for our young people have been eliminated,” said Dr. Swanger.

From left to right: Reverend Ralph English (First Congregational United Church of Christ), Centro Civico Executive Director Ladan Alomar, Dr. Dustin Swanger, Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane, and Director of the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute Dan O’Connell at the World AIDS Day Breakfast

From left to right: Reverend Ralph English (First Congregational United Church of Christ), Centro Civico Executive Director Ladan Alomar, Dr. Dustin Swanger, Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane, and Director of the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute Dan O’Connell at the World AIDS Day Breakfast

 

 

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