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Missionary Talks About AIDS in Africa Feb. 20

HIV/AIDS has hit sub-Saharan Africa harder than any other region of the world: AIDS started there, and perhaps 75% of all HIV-infected people are found there. The epidemic has disrupted not only the lives of countless individuals and families, but it increasingly threatens the stability of whole communities, segments of the economy, and perhaps even nations.

A firsthand view of the epidemic will be offered on February 20 by Sandy Owen, who has spent many years in southern Africa, principally Swaziland, Kenya, and the Congo (then Zaire). Presently posted in Swaziland, where she works with an African indigenous church, Mrs. Owen is with Global Ministries, a joint effort of the Christian Church and the United Church of Christ.

The program, sponsored by Interfaith Care Alliance, will be at noon on Wednesday, February 20, at AIDS Services of Austin. ASA is located at 7215 Cameron, just north of St. John's. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; drinks will be provided. For more information, call 459-5883 or visit www.interfaithcarealliance.org.

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