HIV activist Jennifer Jako will speak about HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness Nov. 15 at Wake Forest University. The 7:30 p.m. event in Pugh Auditorium is free and open to the public.
Jako contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, at age 18 in 1991 after having unprotected sex once. Since that time, the Portland, Ore., native has traveled the nation to give more than 450 presentations promoting safer sex and sharing her story of life with HIV as a young woman in America.
Jako’s documentary film about young people with HIV, “True Life: It Could Be You,” has appeared on MTV several times since its late 1998 release. The film won the 1999 Ribbon of Hope Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The Division of Student Life and other campus departments and organizations will sponsor the Nov. 15 program.