AIDS awareness tour brings message of hope

AIDS still kills, but there’s a growing sense of hope.

That’s the message the Journey of Hope AIDS Awareness Tour aims to spread across the country as a group of people ages 10-25 embark on a three-week bus tour to promote HIV/AIDS awareness, education — and hope.

The University’s Project ARK (AIDS/HIV Resources and Knowledge) will sponsor the Midwestern tour’s St. Louis stop at 7 p.m. April 13 at Metropolitan Community Church, 5000 Washington Place.

Young people, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, will share their stories and struggles in an effort to encourage prevention and understanding.

Project ARK is the only organization in the region that specifically coordinates multidisciplinary medical care; an array of support, prevention and educational services; and access to clinical trials for children, young adults, women and families infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS.

For more information, call 361-3221 or (800) 724-HOPE.