UNO hosted the Midwest Freethinker Conference Aug. 3 through Aug. 5.
"Have you ever been to Chernobyl?"
That's a question that most of us have never been asked.
Every year, 50,000 people living in the United States are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That is roughly one new infection every 10 minutes. Statistics also show many of those affected fall into the college-aged demographic. The CDC estimates 8,294 new cases of HIV in young adults aged 13-24 from 2009 and 9,799 new cases from 2010.
Dr. Jason Coleman, assistant professor in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation said several reasons explain why these numbers are on the rise.