Adelaide (Adele) Appiah started working in HIV/STD health during her sophomore year at The Ohio State University, as an HIV/STD test counselor at the Student Wellness Center. During her time at the Wellness Center, she noticed that students of color were not being tested as often as their white counter parts. In effort to combat this issue, she helped launch HIV/STD testing at the Multicultural Center and the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center on campus. She went on to coordinate the 1st Annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness at Ohio State in February of 2014. Adele’s experience at the Student Wellness Center sparked her interest in health disparities among young people of color. Adele graduated from Ohio State University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health and a specialization in Sociology. After graduation she served as a Program Associate with AIDS United, a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Adele is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health in Community Oriented Primary Care with a focus in Health Disparity at George Washington University (GW).
Where do we fit in?
My presentation will focus on providing tools and resources for young people to be engaged and serve as leadership within their communities and in HIV.