6.25.2009

National HIV Testing Day

UPDATE
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If you can’t make to this weekend’s events, you can still be tested through JustGetTested.com. They will do the testing for $20 from now through June 30th. And you can get the results back in days rather than weeks....

Go to Just Get Tested.com to find out more information.
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Weekend Events

Saturday, June 27th is National HIV testing day across America. One of several events taking place is an all day health fair designed to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Black Community at New Vision Methodist Church, 4400 Reading Road, in Bond Hill.

According to the Black AIDS Institute, testing is the only real way to combat the spread of the virus. There are several events taking place, starting today and lasting through the weekend.

There is no charge for testing at many of the events.

Black women in particular should take advantage, since it is known that straight Black women are the largest group which constitutes new cases of HIV infection.

In fact, more than 2/3 of all new infections come from within the Black Community. Statistics reveal that Black women are becoming infected by having sex with men who secretly have sex with other men.

To put it bluntly, this disease is killing us.... And you can pass it to your babies, even after birth....through breast milk......So get tested, please!

Schedule of Events in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Stop AIDS Cincinnati will hold events Thursday, Friday and Saturday: At 6 p.m. Thursday, the program "Let's Talk About Sex" at the MERC Auditorium, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Oak Street campus, 620 Oak St., Avondale.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, a testing blitz at their headquarters, 220 Findlay St., Over-the-Rhine. At 9 p.m. Saturday, a performance of "The C-Chronicles" at the West End Centroplex, 1726 Linn St.

The Northern Kentucky Health Department will offer testing from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the following health centers: Boone County, 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence; Campbell County, 12 E. Fifth St., Newport; Grant County, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown; and Kenton County, 2002 Madison Ave., Covington.

The health department will also test people attending two health fairs Saturday, including an NAACP event from 11 to 3 at the Peter J. Noll Community Center, 400 W. Sixth St., Newport, and from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church, 125 Lynn St., Covington.

The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and God's Finest Production will hold "Spotlight on Our Family's Future," from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Vision Methodist Church, 4400 Reading Road, Bond Hill. Inspirational speaker and author De'Ron Smith will speak. HIV testing will be offered, and experts will lead discussion groups.
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