Since 1999, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day has been observed on February 7 to educate and bring awareness to members of the community who may currently be living with HIV, and those who are most at risk of contracting the virus. This year’s theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper, Fight HIV/AIDS!”
According to the CDC, African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most burdened by HIV. Although African Americans make up only 12% of the US population, they account for over 44% of all new HIV diagnoses, with black gay and bisexual men making up most of those new infections.
This year the San Antonio Aids Foundation (SAAF) and the Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) are partnering to provide free HIV and Syphilis testing. SAAF’s colorful mobile unit will be setting up at the Walgreens parking lot located at 2200 E. Houston (at the corner of New Braunfels Ave). Free Testing will be available to all regardless of race or sexual preference.
San Antonio Aids Foundation (SAAF) offers Free HIV Testing
Sunday, 11am to 3pm, February 7, 2016, Walgreen’s parking lot, 2200 E Houston.