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Free STI Testing for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Join the Pride Center, Multicultural Student Life, the Student Health Center, and Positively Living & Choice Health Network for FREE STI (HIV, chlymadia, and gonorrhea) testing in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The HIV testing is rapid with results in less than an hour, and the chlymadia and gonorrhea testing requires up to a week to receive results via telephone.

Did you know? The Black community continues to be disproportionately impacted by sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. According to the CDC, Black people make up 13% of the overall U.S. population but make up 40% of people living with HIV. Black men account for 3/4 of new HIV infections among all Black people; Black women's HIV infection rate is the highest compared to women of all other races and ethnicities; and Black trans women account for 62% of HIV infections among trans women living with HIV living in seven major U.S. cities. Approximately 13% of Black people with HIV in the U.S. still do not know their status, and HIV prevention and treatment are not reaching the communities that need it most. That's why taking control of your health and knowing your status are KEY to promoting better personal and community health outcomes!

Friday, February 9 at 10:00am to 1:00pm

Student Health Center
1800 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Service & Outreach

Topic

Health & Wellness, Diversity & Inclusion

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff

Tags

black_history_month

Department
Multicultural Student Life, Pride Center, Student Health Center
Contact Name

Bonnie Johnson

Contact Email

pridecenter@utk.edu

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