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Knowledge is Power Series Continues in November

Knowledge is Power Series Continues in November

November 1, 2006 - Two professors will give an outline of the microbiological and historical significance of HIV and AIDS during its fall Knowledge is Power lecture series.

Dr. Carrie Bottoms, professor of microbiology, and Dr. Keith Volanto, professor of history, will present "The ABCs of HIV: Fiction and Fact on AIDS" at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Preston Ridge Campus, Room LC104, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco.

Dr. Bottoms will discuss how HIV is transmitted, how the disease is diagnosed, symptoms, treatments and prevention. Dr. Volanto will discuss the historical background of the virus, it's initial impact on the United States and how the burgeoning epidemic was perceived at the time and how that perception has changed.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series pairs professors from different academic arenas into one discussion about a topic relevant in global current issues. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Sukanya Subramanian at 972.377.1583 or

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