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Georgia Department of Community Health and the Black AIDS Institute Bring "Greater Than AIDS" HBCU Testing Tour to Georgia

HIV Testing Tour Will Visit Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities

April 5, 2011

Georgia Department of Community Health and the Black AIDS Institute Bring

The Georgia Department of Health and the Black AIDS Institute have partnered to present the Georgia>AIDS HBCU Testing Tour. The tour will kick-off on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia. Free HIV Testing will be available throughout the tour which runs until April 15thand stops at historically black colleges and universities in Albany, Fort Valley, Augusta, and Atlanta, GA .The tour will feature appearances from Atlanta-based MC, host and human beat boxer D.R.E.S. the BEATnik and poet Chauncey Beaty who is featured in the Greater Than AIDS campaign. As part of the Greater Than AIDS campaign, a national media and mobilization initiative managed by the Black AIDS Institute and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Georgia tour will call Black leaders to action and engage Black individuals and institutions in a community-wide effort to end the AIDS epidemic.


"We are at an important juncture in the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic in Black communities. The Black AIDS Institute is pleased to partner with the Georgia Department of Community Health to mobilize students at Georgia's historically black colleges and universities to fight AIDS stigma, raise awareness about the magnitude of HIV/AIDS in the community, and encourage young people in Georgia to get tested for HIV," says Phill Wilson, President and CEO of event co-sponsor the Black AIDS Institute, the only national HIV/AIDS think tank in the United States focused exclusively on Black people.

"We are fortunate to have all historical black colleges join the Georgia Department of Community Health in testing African-American where they live, work, play, and worship," says Leisha McKinley-Beach, HIV Prevention Program Manager of the Georgia Department of Community Health.

The Georgia>AIDS HBCU Testing Tour is a partnership between the Georgia Department of Community Health, the Black AIDS Institute and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Georgia>AIDS HBCU Testing Tour Schedule

Mon., April 11

Savannah St. Univ.
3219 College St.
Savannah, GA 31404
12:30 pm to 5 pm
Auditorium/Elmore Theater
ends at 5 p.m.

Tues., April 12

Albany St. Univ.
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
9:30 a.m. to 3 pm
Orene Hall/ACAD Auditorium
ends at 3pm

Wed., April 13

Fort Valley State Univ.
1005 State University Dr.
Fort Valley, GA 31030
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
C.W. Pettigrew Center
ends at 5 pm

Thurs., April 14

Paine College
1235 15th St.
Augusta, GA 30901
11:00 am to 4:30 pm
: Chapel
ends at 4:30 pm

Fri., April 15

Morehouse College
830 Westview Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30314
11:30 am to 5 pm
Location: Archer Hall
Testing ends at 5pm

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This article was provided by The Black AIDS Institute. Visit Black AIDS Institute's website to find out more about their activities and publications.

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