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It's past time to make a more concerted effort to educate and inform the University community about AIDS. AIDS is a pretty straightforward public health problem. It is a preventable disease. All that students need is a little information about how to change behavior patterns which might put them at risk and a little compassion for people who have contracted the disease. While information on safe sex and condoms are available from Student Health, the University seems unable or unwilling to continue sponsoring its annual program on the topic -- HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. While turnout at past events might have been low, there is no excuse to give up the effort. We all have a responsibility to learn more about AIDS. But as the caretakers of this educational institution, the University's administration has a special responsibility to help provide the community with that information. Today at Michigan State University, where Magic played college basketball, President John DiBiaggio probably sees more clearly his school's responsibility to help inform the student body about AIDS. Does Sheldon Hackney?

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