New Jersey: A.M.E. Congregation Urged to Get Tested During Special HIV/AIDS Service
March 8, 2011
Bethel A.M.E. Church on Spring Street held a community service this Sunday to mark the beginning of National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. Two large panels of the AIDS quilt were draped over a balcony so congregants could relate to the names and faces of those who have died from the disease.
"This is real, and it's here, and it could be in our congregation," said Bush, project manager of the North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI). HIV test results are now available in 15-20 minutes, she said, urging the some 175 attendees to visit the NJCRI's van outside the church where they could be screened.
Dailly Record (Parsippany)
03.06.2011; Matt Manochio
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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