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    CBCF to Host National HIV Testing Day in D.C.

    Jun 22, 2015

    Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez, media@cbcfinc.org

     

    More than 500 people expected to attend the event

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), has partnered with WHUR 96.3 FM radio, the Whitman-Walker Health Max Robinson Center and the Community Education Group for the seventh annual National HIV Testing Day, a yearly campaign to encourage and educate African Americans about the importance of getting tested for HIV and knowing their status.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.2 million Americans are currently living with HIV, and nearly one in seven do not know they are infected. African Americans are most affected by HIV, specifically gay and bisexual men. In 2010, African Americans accounted for an estimated 44 percent of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents (aged 13 years or older), despite representing only 12 percent of the U.S. population.

    Who:
    CBCF
    WHUR 96.3 FM
    Whitman-Walker Health
    Community Education Group
    Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI)

    What:
    Free confidential HIV testing, health information, music, entertainment and giveaways

    When:
    Friday, June 26 – 10:00 a.m.

    Where:
    Max Robinson Center
    2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
    Washington, D.C. 20020
    (Metro: Anacostia, green and yellow line)

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