The goal of the event is to step up fight against HIV/AIDS & STDs in hard-hit neighborhoods of Harlem and Bronx.
An innovative partnership of several industry, community, health and educational groups targeting HIV/AIDS will team together in Harlem and Bronx this Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm for an afternoon of free HIV and STD testing and condom and HIV prevention material distribution. Events will take place in four locations: two in Harlem (125th St & Lennox and 125th & Lexington) and two in the Bronx (953 Southern Blvd. and 149th & Third Avenue). The goal: to dramatically step up the fight against HIV/AIDS & STDs in the hard-hit neighborhoods of Harlem and Bronx.
A small army of 80-100 volunteers will spread out through the streets of Harlem and the Bronx to giveaway free condoms and HIV prevention materials, and direct people to get tested at one of four mobile testing units that will be stationed in the area.
— 125th Street & Lennox – Harlem
— 125th Street & Lexington – Harlem
— 953 Southern Blvd. – Bronx
— 149th St. and 3rd Ave. – Bronx
AHF’s Condom Nation Tour is a serious, yet somewhat whimsical and creative effort by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to help promote increased condom use and to help make condoms more accessible and affordable. AHF’s Condom Nation Tour is on a six-month, 20 state cross country tour. The 18 wheel truck will arrive in NY the week of June 10th for Brooklyn Pride.
Every spring, CCO organizes a campus-wide day of volunteering in the greater NYC area. Typically, CCO has over 1,000 volunteers – students, faculty, alumni, and community members – who work on more than forty projects.
Did you know?
— 1 in 5 people have HIV and don’t know it
— One in two young people will get a sexually transmitted disease by age 25
— African Americans and Latinos are most affected by HIV
— The average wholesale price to make one condom is approximately $.04 leaving $.96 for profit. This is too expensive for many people
Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS
Lifebeat is a national non-profit organization dedicated to reaching America’s youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention. Lifebeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and to provide support to the HIV+ community.
Columbia Community Outreach
Every spring, CCO organizes a campus-wide day of volunteering in the greater Manhattan area. Typically, CCO has over 1,000 volunteers – students, faculty, alumni, and community members – who work on more than forty projects.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 135,000 people in 26 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.
Harlem United Community AIDS Center is a non-profit AIDS Service Organization in New York City, providing access to quality healthcare, HIV prevention and education, housing and support services to Harlem’s diverse community.
Bronx AIDS Services
Bronx AIDS Services (BAS) is an AIDS service organization that helps more than 25,000 Bronx residents each year with an array of free services designed to meet the needs of this ethnically and culturally diverse community.