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National HIV Testing Day Campaign 2002
Young people, who represent one-sixth of the world’s population, are rapidly becoming infected with HIV. The poverty, racism, sexism, and homophobia that many young people face cause a significant increase in their risk for HIV/AIDS.
NAPWA created National HIV Testing Day in1995. Today, campaign participants include over 10,000 health departments; national, state, and local organizations; and the news media. The campaign intends to educate and encourage the public, especially those at risk for infection, about voluntary HIV counseling and testing services as a critical step in personal control and responsibility for one’s health. It also focuses on increasing local testing opportunities in accessible locations.
For more information about National HIV Testing Day contact: NAPWA (www.napwa.org) 1413 K St, NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 898-0414.
For HIV/AIDS education and prevention information contact: Centers for Disease Control(www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/facts.htm) 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333 (404) 639-3311, (800) 311-3435.
For HIV/AIDS state and territorial testing information throughout the U.S.: American Association for World Health (www.aawhworldhealth.org) 1825 K St, NW – Ste. 1208 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 466-5883.
For other information, contact Joseph Montgomery at the Child Welfare League of America (firstname.lastname@example.org) 50 F Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001
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