UPDATE: Honor World AIDS Day



Today is the day.

And today, there are even more ways to get tested for AIDS, free of charge. So protect yourself and the people you love.

Get tested.

For Immediate Release
Dec. 1, 2010

The Colorado Springs Branch NAACP, in partnership with the Southern Colorado AIDS Project, will offer World AIDS Day HIV/AIDS outreach and testing at two locations on Dec. 1 — from 9:30-Noon at Mr. G's Hair Design Studios,. 603 S. El Paso,. and from 12:30-3:30 at Oasis Barber and Beauty, 3750 Astrozon Blvd.

The Branch will also co-sponsor the World AIDS Day Annual Observance at Pine Creek High School, 7 PM, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.

Contact Rosemary Harris Lytle or Mark Brown at 233 0243 for more information.

——-ORIGINAL POST, 12:02 PM, November 23——-

Is it a coincidence that Thanksgiving and World AIDS Day fall so close together on the calendar?

I think not.

This year, remember to be thankful that you practice safe sex, understand how to prevent STDs, and get tested regularly. Sure, it may not be the typical dinner toast — and yes, Grandma may raise an eyebrow — but the truth is having the knowledge and self-respect to protect ourselves and others is worth a little appreciation.

There are other ways to celebrate World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) as well. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains suggests you honor the day by getting tested. These days, an AIDS test at PP is a simple finger prick, and results are available in 12 minutes or less.

Another idea: Go to worldaidsday.org and check out their ideas. There's some great suggestions, including a Facebook campaign to raise awareness.

So have fun this holiday season ... and be safe!

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