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Friday

Recognizing World AIDS Day

Carolinas Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Educations (CARE) Partnership will host a special event in recognition of World AIDS Day. This Friday, free, confidential HIV testing will be offered at the Carolinas CARE Partnership offices, 7510 E. Independence Blvd. They will also host the “Safer Sex Soiree” that features free information, food, games and gift card raffles. This event aims to raise community awareness about the impact of HIV, provide information about new, safer sex tools and ensure citizens know how to protect themselves from infection, learn their status and access medical care if infected. Details: Sharron Warren, 704-531-2467 ext. 14 or www.carolinascare.org.

Dec. 11

Alzheimer caregiver support group

The Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter has started a new caregiver support group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month. December’s meeting will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Providence Baptist Church Mission Center, 4921 Randolph Road. This group seeks to create a safe, confidential and supportive environment where participants can develop informal, mutual support and social relationships. Attendees will learn about Alzheimer’s and related dementias, as well as develop methods and skills to solve problems. Details and to sign up: 704-542-7015, 704-542-9662.

Jan. 11

13th annual N.C. Lupus Summit

Pre-registration for the 13th annual N.C. Lupus Summit is required by Jan. 3. The statewide educational conference, which is open to the public, will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629, JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte. Physicians and other experts will lead a variety of discussions and exhibitors will include organizations and companies that provide services and products for the lupus community. Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch and a special gift. Scholarships are available. Details and to register: 877-849-8271, bit.ly/1cNhOTY.

Hilary Trenda

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