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5 • BENNETT BANNER • MARCH 8, 2000 • HEALTH • FITNESS • SPORTS* HEALTH • FITNESS • SPORTS* HIV, Other STD information available Health Care Center BYLA'SHAINNA CAMPBELL Banner Reporter and Staff HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS, has been a national concern since the first reported AIDS case in 1981. Information about HIV con cerns is available for Bennett at the campus Health Care Center. Videos about HIV and other STDs are available for says director of the Healthcare Center Linda Watkins. Watkins is also acertified African- American HIV instructor. Other sources of HIV and AIDS information are available from off- campus sources such as Triad Health Project. Speakers from Project come dormitories and speak to the students. “Students are welcome through Triad Health Project to come edu cate others about HIV through a volunteer program that they spon sor,” Watkins said. Jacqueline Lightsey, a guid ance counselor, assists Watkins with any questions or concerns about HIV. “If a Bennett student tests positive for HIV, the Health Care Center does have certain rules," Lightsey said. "Students do not have to leave Bennett, and everything is kept confidential between the nurse, myself, and the student, ’’Lightsey said. Preston Clark, the College phy sician, said an infected student is referred to an infectious disease specialist. Clark said that he is not aware of any cases of HIV or AIDS at Bennett. “If further help is needed out side of Bennett it is the students responsibility to take care of the costs but treatment centers such as Triad Health Project and Guilford County Women’s Health are usu ally free," Watkins said. "I would advise students to get the supplemental insurance, but it is best to get primary insurance. ”It seems as if the Health Care Center is participating in making sure that information on HIV is available, but it is up to the stu dents to utilize it. Rogers, first Belle to be named MVP at Spelnnan Classic Jun'e Rogers Is presented the MVP award by Spelman officials. Photo by Candace D. Evans, Banner Photographer. By CANDACE D. EVANS in two points one after another. Sports Editor A sinewy Bennett Belle guard, Jun’e Rogers, was named Most Valuable Player at Spelman’s annual Basketball Classic. This was the first time a Bennett BeUe was announced MVP at a Spelman Basketball Classic. The Classic took place at Morehouse College, Jan. 21. Rogers, a junior biology major from Gary, Ind. said she was surprised when she was named MVP. “I was very shocked,” Rogers said. "This all came as a surprise to me because besides the scoring factor and how well a player has played the judges also consider the players' attitude. "I was honored at the fact that they felt I had a good attitude and played well. It was pleasant." When Bennett played Fisk University at die Classic, Rogers said she came out from the locker room fierce and ready to play. She became the leading scorer for Bennett in the first half. When Rogers received the ball, her hands magically swished Attention Belles!!! Don't forget to vote for class and SGA elections March 22 Sooner or later, almost everyone you know will attend the original Black College Radio Convention in Atlanta You do not have to be a member of your campus radio station to attend if you have an interest in the fascinating fields of Radio, Television, Cable, Internet Broadcasting or Digital Satellite Radio, this is the one Broadcasting Convention especially designed for African Americans that you should attend. (This ad published as a public service by this newspaper or magazine.) 22MI Anmal Black Colege Radio ConveiMion April 21-22, 2000 at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown Atlanta 404-523-6136 P.O. Box 3191 / Atlanta, GA 30302 Sponsored By National Association of Bl«d( CoHege Broadcasters

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