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The National Black AIDS Awareness Fair

Please join us:

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012
11am– 2pm
5th floor

For The National Black AIDS Awareness Day health fair at the  Damon City Campus

Sponsored By: The Health & Physical Education Department DCC Student Services, SEGA and
The Rays of Hope Committee

Over 22 Community Agencies will be present!

HIV/AIDS Testing will be conducted in the Massage Therapy Suite!

Did You Know?
From 2006–2009, the estimated number and rate of HIV diagnoses among blacks remained stable in the 40 states with long-term confidential name-based HIV reporting.

At some point in their lifetimes, an estimated 1 in 16 black men and 1 in 32 black women will be diagnosed with HIV infection.

In 2009, an estimated 16,741 blacks were diagnosed with AIDS in the US, a number that has slowly decreased since 2006.

By the end of 2008, an estimated 240,627 blacks with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the US. In 2007, HIV was the ninth leading cause of death forall blacks and the third leading cause of death for black women and black men aged 35–44.

Melany J. Silas