Las Vegas Black HIV Awareness Day


4th Annual

Las Vegas Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day  

A Family Affair

“ A Day of Wellness”

Saturday Feb. 9, 2019

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Food, Music & Awareness…

In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Horizon Ridge Wellness Clinic wants people to become educated about how to prevent HIV, getting tested and treatments if they have been diagnosed with the disease. Now in its 19th year, National Black HIV/AIDS is a day to increase awareness about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among African Americans.

“This year’s theme is, ‘A Family Affair- A Day of Wellness’ This event will have live entertainment by Jackie Michaels who has opened for Erkya Badu, Celo Green and Ledsi. Plus, a featured artist on the dynamic Sprint Tour with many major artists including herself.  The theme ‘A Family Affair- A Day of Wellness” is to educate everyone that HIV is manageable through wellness,” said Bruce Eddins Administrator of Horizon Ridge Wellness Clinic. “Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, can prevent HIV from spreading. Together with other strategies, these can help us get to zero: zero new HIV infections and zero people living with HIV who are not receiving treatment.”


In 2017, African Americans accounted for 32% of HIV diagnoses, despite making up 11% of the Las Vegas Population.

In Clark County newly diagnosed  cases of HIV were between the ages 13 to 24 at a rate of 20.8% and 25 to 34 at 58.5%

Afro-American males are 80% and female are 20% of newly diagnosed individuals in Clark County.

Afro-American females have the highest proportion of new HIV diagnoses among females of all races in Clark County.

Get Educated, Get Tested

 
 

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