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The Health Department phone system is being updated. Please use 703.746.4996 to contact us by phone.

El sistema telefónico del Departamento de Salud está siendo actualizado. Por favor use el 703.746.4996 para contactarnos por teléfono.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day | Features | CDC

African 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.

The 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
 

For more information please contact Nechelle Terrell, HIV/AIDS Coordinator at nechelle.terrell@vdh.virginia.gov or 703.746.4933 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Health