Whitman Walker Health To Observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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WWH_TVWashington, DC – Whitman-Walker Health will observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Tuesday, Feb. 7, with free HIV testing through our mobile testing unit at the Anacostia Metro station from 12:00-3:00 pm and at Bachelors Mill, 1104 8th St., SE, 10:00 pm to 12:30 am.

Whitman-Walker will also offer a full schedule of free HIV testing at both facilities on Thursday, Feb. 7:

*   9:00 am-5:00 pm, Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St., NW.
*   9:00 am-4:30pm, Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE.

No appointment is needed for HIV testing at Whitman-Walker.

“Every day in the District of Columbia should be Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,” said Don Blanchon, executive director of Whitman-Walker. “Three out of every four people with HIV or AIDS in DC are Black. One in three Black gay or bisexual men in DC has HIV. At Whitman-Walker, a large number of our new HIV diagnoses are among young, gay Black men.”

“It is vital that Black men and women receive not only ongoing primary medical care but information and education on how to protect themselves from HIV infection,” said Blanchon. “That is why WWH offers this community a home for high quality HIV health care. We provide free HIV testing, education about how to prevent HIV, and medical care if they do have HIV. We want to empower the entire community to protect their health and their lives.”

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