Partners are encouraged to post National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day events.
If you would like to post an event please register or sign-in by going to the Partner Registration/Sign-In page.
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In February, our campus will be celebrating Black History Month. We will be presenting information regarding the health and well-being of African American men/women and AIDS/HIV education is one of the topic on our agenda.
Get a Free HIV Test!
In recognition of this annual national observance, the Baltimore County Department of Health is offering additional, free HIV Testing to everyone, regardless of race.
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February 1 | 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Hannah More Health Center
12035 Reisterstown Road, MD 21136
February 2 | 5 to 7 PM
Woodlawn Health Center
1811 Woodlawn Drive, MD 21207
February 3 | 9 AM to Noon
Towson Health Center
1046 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21286
February 4 | 8:30 AM to Noon
Lansdowne Health Center
3902 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, MD 21227
February 8 | 5 to 7 PM
Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive
Baltimore, MD 21133
Inclement weather notice:
In the event of inclement weather the clinics will not be rescheduled. For cancellation information, call 410-887-4381.
We will be hosting a week long public exhibit on behalf of NBHAAD 2016. In addition, we will be arranging some walk-in HIV testing opportunities with our HIV testing grantees during the week around February 7th that serve our African American communities.
February 2016, All Month
Getting your first HIV test can be scary (so can your 2nd, or 3rd test!). But getting tested is about taking charge of your health! Whether you test negative or positive, knowing your HIV status gives you control of your health. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day helps educate others on why, how, and where to get tested for HIV.
Why should African Americans know their HIV status?
- 14% Of the U.S. population is Black, but almost half (44%) of new HIV infections in the U.S. happen among Black people, and 31% of new infections are among Blackmen.
What do Black queer/gay men need to know?
- Although only 4% of males in the U.S. have sex with men, 78% of new male HIV infections are in men who have sex with men.
- The Good News? 65% Of African Americanshave been tested for HIV. Join the majority who know their status!
Why does this matter for young guys?
- 34% Of HIV infections among Black Americans are in people age 13-24.
- From 2008 to 2010, infections in guys who have sex with other guys age 13-24 increased by 22%.
Knowing your HIV status is important to help you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy. It takes strength and courage to go get tested, but it’s not just about your health, it’s about your love life too! You’ll bring that confident swagger of knowing your status to the bedroom. And a guy who’s aware of his sexuality and his status helps others feel empowered to also get tested.
What if I find out I’m positive?
Finding out that you have HIV can be tough, but it’s the first step toward a healthier you. Your testing counselor can help link you directly into care, and help you regain control of your health. Connecting to treatment keeps you healthier AND reduces your risk of transmitting HIV to others. People living with HIV can live long and fabulous lives – check out this site for a great example of Living Positively!
UHU and DENIM will offer Full Panel Testing in commemoration of national Black HIV AIDS awareness day at our DC and Prince Georges offices on Friday February 5th and Saturday February 6th from 2 PM to 7 PM. Black gay men between the ages of 18-29 who receive full panel screening will receive a $50 incentive. individuals living with HIV will receive an incentive of $40 by participating in STI and HepC screening.
In partnership with Bee Busy, Inc. we will be conducting on street testing sites under their campaign of “Taking It To The Street.”
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Atkinson at 713-303-8909 or Kalvin Marshall 281-835-6524 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our facebook page: Heterosexual HIV Awareness Task Force, Houston, Texas and also visit Bee Busy’s website www.beebusy.org
See you on February 5th!
Broward County PrEP Summit
Hosted by :
Black AIDS Institute in association with BTAN-Broward County
Florida Department of Health, Broward County
Broward Greater Than AIDS
Broward Regional Health Planning Council
Engage in discussions about:
- Issues affecting PrEP education and implementation in Black communities
- Paying for PrEP
- Overcoming medical racism and mistrust
- Biomedical research related to PrEP
TO REGISTER VISIT www.broward-prep.eventbrite.com