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Americans accounted for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections among adults
and adolescents (aged 13 years or older) in 2010, despite representing only 12%
of the U.S. population according to the CDC. Come learn the facts about
HIV/AIDS in the African American community and what role faith, community
leaders and the community as a whole can play in stopping the spread of HIV,
while addressing the stigma that surrounds the disease.
Alexandria Health Department, Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS and the NAACP
Alexandria Branch are co-sponsoring the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Symposium on Saturday, February 7 from 9AM - noon, at Oakland Baptist Church,
3408 King St. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and free HIV testing will be
conducted from 8 to 9 a.m. Topics for discussion include:
- HIV 101: The Basics
- HIV/AIDS Impact on the African American community
- Panel discussion on the African American Church Response, facilitated
by the Rev. Todd Brown of First Baptist Church Chesterbrook
more information please contact Nechelle Terrell, HIV/AIDS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or
703.746.4933 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Health