Wednesday, September 26, 2012

HIV AIDS Awareness Day & FREE Testing



Free HIV Testing Offered On National Gay Men’s
HIV / AIDS Awareness Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections and MSM with a history of injection drug use (IDU) were an additional 3% of new infections. That same year, young MSM accounted for 69% of new HIV infections among persons aged 13–29 and 44% of infections among all MSM. At the end of 2009, an estimated 441,669 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the US were MSM or MSM-IDU.

Since 2008, The National Association for People with AIDS has recognized September 27 as National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day provides an opportunity for men nationwide to learn their HIV status and to gain knowledge to take control of their health and their lives.

WHAT:
In observance of National Gay Men’s HIV / AIDS Awareness Day, the Fresno
County Department of Public Health will offer free, confidential rapid HIV testing.
WHERE:
Fresno County Department of Public Health
1221 Fulton Mall, Specialty Clinic Area
Tuesday-Thursday, September 25 - 27, 2012
8:30 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fresno LGBT Community Center
1055 North Van Ness, Suite A, south of the Tower District
Friday, September 28, 2012
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

CONTACT: Jena Adams, HIV Prevention Coordinator at 600-3434.

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