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world-aids-dayI’m not talking about the Nike swoosh. It’s World AIDS Day. Get tested!

Your healthcare can do it. A neighborhood clinic, community health centers, hospital, Planned Parenthood, CBOs or even a mobile testing van. Or use this locator tool. Just get it done so that you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Health, women, Youth

 

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World AIDS Day

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Today is World AIDS Day.

We’ve come a long way inĀ advancing the effectiveness of the drugs but not the effectiveness of public communication. Talk to your partner about it. Talk to your friends about it. Talk to your kids about it.

I’m gonna check out this documentary tonight. And if you’re doing some Cyber Monday shopping, today Apple is contributing a portion of all proceeds from every product, accessory, and gift card sold at the Apple Retail Store and Online Store to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Do you know your status? Find testing locations in your area and get tested TODAY. It can save your life.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2014 in Health, Politics, Real Talk, Relationships, women, Youth

 

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World AIDS Day

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We are still battling an epidemic, here and across the globe. HIV and AIDS still has no cure and continues to leave motherless children, childless mothers and shattered families. Here, the CDC just released new research and although some numbers are flattening, our youth are in crisis. So what are you going to do this Saturday? I have a few ideas.

1) Blog, tweet, share about HIV and AIDS. Connect to testing resources, talk about safe sex or pose a question and request comments.

2) Get tested. If you don’t know your status, you’re part of the problem.

3) Get educated. Thete is still too much misinformation out there. If you’re ignorant about the facts, you’re part of the problem.

4) Talk about it. At school, at church, at home. I get it- it’s hard and uncomfortable. Guess what’s harder? Losing a loved one or having an altered quality of life.

5) Avoid risky behavior. Know your syatus, have safe sex, no sharing needles, be careful at the tattoo parlor!!! [Although you get a new disposable needle, blood can be present in the gun and ink; the virus can survive if not exposed to air and at room temp.]

6) Protect yourself and loved ones. If you do all of the above, this one is automatic.

Resources:
www.aids.gov
www.youthaids.org
www.hivaidsresource.org
CDC.gov

 

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