In honor of National Women and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, YOUR Center in Flint is hosting its 8th Annual Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference, “Healing, Restoring, Challenging, and Taking Back the Power” on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
- Every 91 minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV
- Young people ages 13 to 24 account for 26 percent of all new HIV infections
- Every month, 1,000 young people in America become infected with HIV, an incurable infection that costs $400,000 to treat over a lifetime
- Only 13 percent of all high school students and only 22 percent of sexually active high school students have ever been tested for HIV
- Only 35 percent of young adults aged 18 to 24 are reporting ever having been tested for HIV
- Black women accounted for 64 percent of new AIDS diagnoses among women ages 13 and older in 2010
- More than 6 in 10 new HIV infections among Black women and Latinas were among those ages 13–39 in 2009—over one third were ages 13–29
- Women are most likely to be infected through heterosexual means
Bettina Campbell, MSW, is the Executive Director of YOUR Center and the co-Principal Investigator of the PRC/MI’s core project HOPE: HIV/AIDS Outreach, Prevention & Education. Join YOUR Center for the 2013 Women and Girls Conference on Thursday, March 7th from 8:00am – 3:00pm at the Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle, located at 930 E. Myrtle Ave, Flint, MI 48505.
Register by March 4th to reserve your spot!
Continental breakfast will be provided. Free childcare will be available for the first 20 children who register by February 28, 2013. Free Transportation will be available. To register for childcare and or transportation please call Paulette Johnson at 810-789-8637 on or before February 28, 2013. For more information, contact YOUR Center at 810-789-863.