BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Thursday, December 1 was World AIDS Day, and on Southern University's campus, Delta Sigma Theta sorority continued its emphasis on the dangers of AIDS and how to prevent its spread.
After years of observing World AIDS Day, the Deltas held their first ever "Walk the Hump, Stump the Stigma" event. Baton Rouge AIDS officials spoke of that very same stigma earlier in the day, which they say prevents people from talking about AIDS openly and holds people back in a city with a big AIDS problem.
"We want to make sure that we're continuing to bring awareness to make sure we are standing in unison with those individuals who are fighting for their lives at this point," said Carmen Davis, a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
The "Walk the Hump" ended in a hall where free HIV screenings were offered, and members from Baker, Zachary, Baton Rouge, and tri-parish alumni chapters visited with current Delta Sigma Theta members.