Ebenezer Baptist Church Recognizes Today as World AIDS Sunday

 

Pastor Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church recognizes the first Sunday in December as World AIDS Sunday. So, today  inspire the congregation to get tested and know their status, the church had FREE HIV testing after church today.

And, Pastor Warnock told us he would be the first in line and invited us to join him.  It was a quick HIV test that gave  everyone their results within minutes.  And, yes.  I joined our members and got an HIV test.

Have you ever had an HIV test?  If not, please get one soon so you will know your status.  Encourage your circle of friends to do the same.

With early detection, you can get treated and live beyond your diagnosis without it being a death sentence.  More information and current facts about HIV and AIDS visit the Centers for Disease Control’s website at:

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/whatishiv.html

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/index.html

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Why Do Southern States Lead New HIV Diagnoses?

 

Today is World AIDS Day.  Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been celebrated on December 1.

Did you know Atlanta ranks number four and southern states lead AIDS diagnoses nationwide?  This and more about the 2016 CDC report as reported by Doug Gross with the “Dacula Patch”:

https://patch.com/georgia/dacula/world-aids-day-southern-states-lead-new-hiv-cases

As one Atlanta resident shared earlier today on the Derrick Boazman Show (WAOK 1380 am radio), ‘Every year when I get my annual well woman exam, I get an HIV test.  Well a couple years ago, it was positive.  I know now, it is not enough for me to know my status.  I also need to know my partner’s status.  Even if you’re married, you need to protect yourself.’

What are your thoughts about why HIV diagnoses are so high in Atlanta and the southern states?

How do you:

protect yourself?

Discuss HIV with teens?

Discuss with friends and/or your mate?