• By Patrice Toney
  • Posted Thursday, October 8, 2009

Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). This day marks an opportunity to increase awareness of the devastating and disproportionate effects of AIDS in the Latino community. NLAAD is also a day to encourage HIV testing and to push for support from public officials and religious leaders.

In an effort to increase awareness, Latino POSSE (Prevent Ongoing Spread of STI's Everywhere) has planned a week long effort of HIV/AIDS education and prevention activities in support of National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness day. All information will be available in Spanish. Join POSSE at any of the testing sites during Latino Awareness Week.

Monday, October 12th
Ledge’s Apartment Community Center
6:00 - 9:00 pm. HIV/Syphilis screening. Walmart gifts cards for the first 20 people tested. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 14th
St. Benedict’s the Moor
5:00 - 8:00 pm. HIV/Syphilis education session and screening. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 15th
Community Care Clinic
5:00 - 8:00 pm. HIV/Syphilis education and screening. Refreshments and resources will be offered. Free and open to the public.

Friday, October 16th
Club Platinum
10:30 pm - 1:00 am. HIV/STI outreach and education.

Saturday, October 17th
Gem Cache Salon
2:00 - 5:00 pm. HIV/STI outreach and education. Free hair cuts for the first 10 people who get tested.

For more information, please call the POSSE Team at 703-3212 or 703-3182.

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