Team NOLA on World AIDS Day

By Sarah Ramteke on December 21, 2010 in AmeriCorps

Team NOLA spent World AIDS Day at the Stevenson’s Academy of Hair Design. We were there to support our sponsor, the Louisiana Office of Public Health, as they kicked off an initiative that teaches hair stylists how to talk to their clients about HIV.

The NO/AIDS Task Force provided free, rapid HIV testing in their mobile testing unit while N’R Peace provided free syphilis testing for the students.

Meanwhile, there was a health fair on the second floor of the school. Several agencies had tables at the fair, including the Southeast Louisiana American Red Cross, the Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the HIV/AIDS Program Clinic.

Team NOLA helped out at the tables for the NO/AIDS Task Force, N’R Peace, family planning, and Americorps. We talked to many students and had a great time passing out condoms, providing free health information, and recruiting for next year’s National AIDS Fund Americorps team.

We are greater than AIDS!

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