/District Offers HIV Testing for National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day

District Offers HIV Testing for National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day

January 31, 2005

WhatThe fifth annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day, a nationwide community mobilization effort to call attention to the disproportionate incidence of HIV/AIDS among African-Americans. In support of the day, the health district will offer HIV testing and information at two separate events.
WhenNational Black HIV AIDS Awareness and Information Day

Monday, February 7, 2005
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Southern Nevada Health District Locations:

  • Ravenholt Public Health Center, 625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • North Las Vegas, 1820 E. Lake Mead Dr., Ste F, North Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • East Las Vegas, 560 North Nellis Blvd., Suite E12, Las Vegas, NV 89110
  • Henderson, 129 W. Lake Mead Dr., Henderson, NV 89015

Rally supporting National Black HIV /AIDS Awareness
and Information Day
Saturday, February 12, 2005
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

West Las Vegas Arts Center
947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106


The vision of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day is to mobilize African Americans to “get tested, get educated and get involved.”

The Southern Nevada Health District Office of AIDS reports that 24 percent of local AIDS cases and 26 percent of HIV infections are among African Americans. Nationally, African Americans represent just 12 percent of the population, but one-third of AIDS patients. Further, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African Americans between the ages of 25 and 44.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.