The Hall County, Ga., Board of Education voted Monday to
approve an AIDS awareness program featuring speakers living with
AIDS. Sponsored by the Gainesville Rotary Club and the Georgia
Rotary AIDS Awareness Program, the program will be presented in
one-hour sessions for ninth- and tenth-graders. "The program is
abstinence-based and talks initially about what causes AIDS,"
said Bill St. Claire, AIDS awareness chair for Rotary District
6910. "We usually have two or three testimonials from people who
have suffered from the disease.... They talk about how this has
affected them personally," he said. "We talk about how abstinence
is the only way you can be sure you don't contract this disease,
and that's made very clear." The Rotary Club works with AID
Atlanta to secure speakers.
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