Students make some noise for World Aids Day
Students at Cornwall College Camborne made some noise for World Aids Day this week, to raise awareness of HIV, AIDS and sexual health issues and encourage people not to put themselves at risk.
Organised by Cornwall College Students' Union (CCSU), students made a ‘minute of noise' and wore red clothing to show support for the event, and were joined by Al Green, a Sexual Health Worker from the NHS Health Promotion Service.
The overall message from Al Green was simple: "It's best to get checked immediately if you've put yourself at risk, so go to your GP, local sexual health clinic or Genitary Urinary (GU) service for help and advice. Having the CCSU get so involved is great, as it helps create awareness about this important issue."
Student Danielle Gilbert, 16 from Illogan and currently studying Psychology, Sociology, World Development and Photography A-Levels, took part in the event and said: "It was amazing to take part in this, and there was a really good energy and atmosphere. Raising awareness about this is important, and we're the next generation, so college is the perfect place."
CCSU President Joe Vinson said: "Raising awareness of sexual health issues is important, not just amongst students here but in society as a whole, and it's great to have so much support for this event. It's an issue that's not going away, so we need to keep it at the forefront of people's minds."