HIV/AIDS seminar for faith-based community tomorrow at Benjamin Hooks Library; open spaces still available, RSVP now!

MCHA (logo above) is presenting a seminar tomorrow morning focused on helping the faith-based community become more aware of HIV/AIDS prevention

A Faith-Based Community HIV/AIDS Seminar will be held Saturday, February 25th at 9:00 a.m. at the Benjamin Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue.

The seminar will include a continental breakfast and a presentation on the basics of HIV/AIDS in the morning. There will also be presentations on HIV, faith and science, and health literacy in the afternoon. The latest HIV statistical information shows there are over 6,300 people living with HIV/AIDS in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties combined. It also shows 89% of the people carrying HIV in these cases are African-Americans.

This seminar will help educate the public about preventing the contraction of HIV and/or living with or being affected by someone who has the disease.

There are still spaces available if you wish to attend. R.S.V.P. to Ashley Washington at 901-433-4331. United Way of the Mid-South, Memphis Healthy Churches, Merck Bewell and Mid-South Coalition on HIV/AIDS are sponsoring the event.

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