The Staff and Students of The Learning Pad are glad to be participating with the City of Austin for their “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event” Below are details on the event, we hope as many as possible come out to support.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHADD) represents an opportunity to remember lost loved ones, empower our communities and impact our future. To commemorate the occasion, the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department’s HIV Prevention program invites the public to attend free HIV testing as well as receive other health care services.
When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: HEB-Springdale Shopping Center parking lot
7112 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
Austin, TX. 78723
Why: There are 4 focal points for the event: Get Educated Get Tested, Get Involved and Get Treated. This year marks the 14th observance of NBHAAD. Of all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, HIV and AIDS affects African Americans the most. In 2009, an estimated 16,741 Blacks were diagnosed with AIDS in the US. HIV is the ninth leading cause of death for all Blacks and the third leading cause of death for both Black men and Black women aged 35–44.
The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services is partnering with local AIDS Services Organizations and local businesses that share the goals of prevention, screening and treatment. In addition to presentations, there will be singing and dancing. Those who get tested will also be placed in a drawing for door prizes donated by partners.
* Nelson Linder, NAACP/Austin President
* Sheryl Cole, Austin Mayor Pro Tem
Community Partners: Huston-Tillotson University, AIDS Services of Austin, ATCIC-CARE program , HEB, Superior Printing, The Wrighthouse Wellness Center and the Texas Black Women’s Initiative.
For more information: contact Clyde Boyd at 512-972-5636 or email@example.com
To schedule a screening, contact the HIV Prevention Program at 512-972-5580 or the STI Clinic at 512-972-5430. More information can also be found at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/hivaids.