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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 15 - Nov. 21, 2002 - 49 Meeting global needs t00eme at Nov. 22 HIV conference Delaware among states with highest H1V/AIDS rate The Delaware HIV Consortium will host the 15th annual HIV/STDamily " Planning Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p .m., Friday, Nov. 22, at the Dover Downs Sheraton. The conference provides an opportunity to gain a deeper perspective of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to learn new strategies to prevent and treat the disease. Delaware Continues to rank among the top states in the nation for AIDS rate in the state's popu- Briefly SCAC hosts Ryan White seminar SCAC is sponsoring a seminar on the Ryan White Care Act and what resources it provides to those who are HIV-positive or who have AIDS. The program is at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Georgetown State Service Center Public Health Conference Room. To register, call Jeanne at 644,1094. Lunch is provided. Grief support group meets Nov. 20 in Lewes Beebe Medical Center will host a grief support group from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in Beebe Medical Center's meditation room on the third floor. To make a reservation, call Chaplain Dorothy Greet at 645- 3758. Grief support group meets Nov. 26 The Rev. Charlie Arnold facili- tates a grief support group the fourth Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is at 10 a.m., Nov. 26, at Seaside Baptist Church in the southbound lane of Route 1, a half mile north of Five Points. The support grgup is sponsored by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium. SCAC offers variety of resources The. Sussex County AIDS Committee (SCAC) Resource Center is available to educators, the community, and those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The SCAC Resource Center offers an army of educational opportunities with hours available to meet everyone's needs. Currently, the center is offering free, anonymous HIV testing available without an appointment from 3-6 p.m., Thursdays, and by appointment Monday through Friday. The Resource Center at SCAC is available to educators, the corn- lation. The conference typically draws more than 250 participants, including health-care profession- als, HIV/AIDS service providers and other interested community members. The theme of this year's confer- ence is Meeting the Needs of Local Communities in a Global Epidemic. The keynote speaker is Dr. William Ruby, currently the medical director of the Moore Clinic and director of Correctional Services at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a national expert on the treatment of HIV/AIDS in munity and those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Resource Center houses over 300 book titles, 40 videos, magazines, pamphlets and brochures and pro- vides free access to the interact, an AIDS 101 class, monthly newsletter, educational presenta- tions, and free anonymous HIV testing and counseling. The Resource Center at SCAC is located at 107 B South St. in Reboboth Beach. Send email to getsharp@dea.net. Call 644-1094 for an appoint- ment, to register and for informa- tion about event locations. Prostate group to meet Nov. 19 The southern Delaware prostate cancer support group meets from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Milford Memorial Hospital. The meetings are for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of their stage in treatment or recov- ery. Spouses, friends and family members are also welcome. For more information, call 877-453- 7107. CAMPsafe offers free sexual health conn._llng CAMPsafe and the Gay Men's Health Project of CAMP Rehoboth offers sexual health counseling with more than just an HIV/AIDS focus. Those at CAMPsafe assist people with their needs in a positive environ- ment where they can talk about sex in a nonjudgmental and safe environment. The program is open to all gay and bisexual men whether they are HIV positive or HIV negative. prison settings. Workshops on HIV/AIDS treat- merit and prevention issues will include Erica Aaron, Women and HIV; Edith Springer, Harm Reduction; Jane Norman, Youth Prevention; and Dr. Judith Lightfoot, Outreach to Minorities. Dr. Marsha Martin, executive director of AIDS Action in Washington, D.C., will address the topic of national challenges a.s the conference's luncheon speak- er. Conference programs and regis- tration information are available by calling the Consortium at 302- To schedule an appointment, call Sal at 227'5620.. Smokers Anonymous meets in Cape Region Those who are ready to quit the smoking habit are invited to join others at individual and/or group meetings sponsored by Smokers Anonymous. Meetings are held from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call 945- 9502, 654-5471. The registration fee for HIV Consortium is a nonprofit the full day conference is $50. organization whose mission is to The Delaware HIV Consortium see that Delaware residents with is also sponsoring a community HIV are provided the highest art exhibit at the conference, quality AIDS-related education reflecting this year's World AIDS and services available. For more Day theme: Stigma and information, visit www.delaware- Discrimination. The Delaware hiv.org. 30 minute Fitness & Weigltt Loss DUE TO GREAT RESPONSE COAT DRIVE FOR CASA SAN FRANCISCO 11/1/02- 11/30/02 Donate any unwanted coat for the needy & receive your first month FREE* Mon. - Frl. 7am-8pm * Sat. 7am-lpm Five Points Plaza next to Comcast 302-644-7292 *Based on 12 month membership EFT program. A FREE Health Seminar from Beebe Medical Center Understanding Your Cholesterol More than 100 million American adults have a total blood cholesterol that is considered borderline or high risk for coronary heart disease. Most people know that lowctensity lipoprotein cholesterol is bad for their health, but they should also he aware that there are many steps they can take to improve their leveR Join Beebe-ajliated cardiologist D. Pravtn Gohel as he explains why you should take your cholesterol level seriously and changes you can make to improve your health and decrease your  for heart diseas Thursday, November 21, 2002 Speakers: Dr. Pravin Gohel Location: Gull House Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a free seminar. Please call 645-3337 to register, or register online at www.beebemeLorg and click onto the Focus on Health web banner. Dr PraWn Gohei, Board Cerafled in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases Beebe Medical Center 424 Savannah Road Lewes, DE www.beebemed.org