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Community Wellness Fair to Promote HIV/AIDS Awareness

In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a free community wellness fair will be held at MCC's Damon City Campus to encourage men, women and youth to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved with HIV/AIDS as it continues to devastate Black communities. the fair is sponsored by the Health and Physical Education Department, the Damon City Campus Wellness Center and SEGA.

Communty Wellness Fair
Open to the Public
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MCC Damon City Campus – 4th floor
Free Confidential, Rapid HIV Testing (Results in 20 minutes)
Free incentives

Did you know that 72 African Americans are infected with HIV every day? African Americans make up approximately 13 percent of the population of the United States, yet almost half of the total AIDS cases reported in this country are among members of the Black community. In 2006, HIV/AIDS is one of the top ten leading causes of death for African Americans.

Rochester is one of more than 300 cities across the U.S. that will sponsor programs on Feb. 7, to call attention to the problem and seek solutions to halt the epidemic.

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Melany J. Silas
Health and Physical Education