A community forum is taking place right now in Indy on the northeast side to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day–an event which highlights the importance of education, prevention, testing, treatment, services and advocacy in the Black Community around the issue of HIV/AIDS. Friday’s event is helmed by the Minority Health Coalition of Marion County with a host of collaborating partners because the African-American community continues to experience the most severe burden of the HIV epidemic in this country compared to other ethnic groups. The bottom line is though this disease is treatable, it is 100 percent preventable, it’s life altering because it is not curable and more than 13,000 people who develop AIDS from their HIV infection still die each year here in the U.S. Marcus Sanders, an HIV/AIDS Counselor/Tester/Prevention Advocate who is one of the organizers of today’s free event, sat down with me here on Access Indy with Kim Wells to discuss HIV/AIDS and today’s community event.
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The entertaining and educational event is FREE for today’s Indianapolis observance. The city-wide forum will be held at the Marion County Public Health Department, 4012 N. Rural St., until 2 p.m. Click the flier for other details and a phone number for free HIV testing here in Indy.
An extended interview will air with Marcus Sanders this Sunday, February 7, which is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, on Access Indy with Kim Wells in the 8 a.m. Eastern hour on sister station 106.7 WTLC-FM, tlcnaptown.com or listen with your favorite app on your cell phone.
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