Charleston joins national initiative to fight HIV/AIDS in Black America

On February 7th, black leaders and organizations in Charlestonwill come together in unity to respond to the crisis of HIV and AIDS in the city’s Black communities, and to officially observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).

Local HIV/AIDS outreach organizations will conduct programs in their communities including Lowcountry AIDS Services offering  FREE HIV TESTING February 7th at the following sites: Lowcountry AIDS Services, 3547 Meeting Street Road from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Unity Fellowship Church of Charleston, 694 King Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Nationwide, more than 1,500 organizations in more than 500 cities will participate in the eleventh annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is a nationwide HIV/AIDS testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to encourage Blacks across the United States to get educated, get tested, get involved and get treated around HIV/AIDS, as it continues to devastate Black communities.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Get educated! Get tested! Get involved! Get treated!

For more information, contact Virginia King at (843) 747-2273 or visit




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