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Movie Night, Testing Offered in Observance of Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, February 2, 2015

Public health officials and community partners in Northern Kentucky are working to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS in the African-American community, and reduce the stigma associated with it by hosting a movie night and testing event on Thursday, February 12. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Mary Ann Mongan branch of the Kenton County Public Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. It will include a free showing of the movie Temptation by Tyler Perry, a discussion facilitated by experienced sexuality educators, snacks, door prizes, and rapid, oral HIV testing. It is being coordinated with observances of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
    
In Northern Kentucky, 21 percent of clients in HIV care coordination are African American while African Americans represent only about 3 percent of the population.

For more information about the movie screening and testing event on February 12, please contact Bob Ford at 859.363.2085. For more information about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, please visit http:// www.blackaidsday.org. For more information on local HIV testing, counseling and case management services, please contact the Health Department at 859.341.4264 or visit http://www.nkyhealth.org. 

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