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1,000 Congregations Called to HIV Testing

June 22, 2012

The Balm in Gilead, a faith-based organization that seeks to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS throughout the African Diaspora, is calling on congregations of every faith to hold an HIV testing event in June to support National HIV Testing Day, June 27. "As we uphold the everlasting banner of prayer, the Balm in Gilead is setting a goal of engaging 1,000 congregations in June 2012 to shine forth a beacon of light on testing as a key component of ending the AIDS epidemic," said Pernessa C. Seele, its founder and CEO. The group began its mobilization last year after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, in a speech at the National Institutes of Health, that "an AIDS-free generation is within reach." To learn more, visit

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Adapted from:
South Florida Times (Ft. Lauderdale)

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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