If students walked into the LSU Women’s Center at the right time on Feb. 7, they might have been treated to the sight of a man with a condom stretched over his entire head. This is normal practice on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
The three panelists speaking at the convention were not afraid to use unconventional means to reach their audience. The event was hosted by the LSU Women’s Center and the LSU African American Cultural Center. Panelists included grad student Jordyn Warren, University alumnus Austin Matthews and Director of Prevention at HAART, a nonprofit dedicated to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Baton Rouge area, Eugene Collins, who were all passionate about their cause: reducing HIV and the stigma surrounding it.