Know the Score on Your HIV Status

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2pm - 4pm EDT Saturday, April 2 2011
Charlotte, NC
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Wayne on Mar 31, 2011

AIDS activist DeVondia Roseborough wants African American women to know their HIV status.

Girls from age 13 to senior citizens are invited to the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day from 2-4 p.m. April 2 at New Covenant Bibleway Church, 1313 Capps Hill Mine Road.

"I want to make sure that we are bringing a face to HIV/AIDS education as well as a connection to respecting the mind, body and soul," Roseborough said. "The disease is 100 percent preventable."

The Rasberrirose Foundation, Roseborough's non-profit, is presenting the event, along with N-Demand Magazine. WBAV radio personality First Lady Modesty will host.

As of 2008, there were 4,064 people living with HIV in Mecklenburg County, with blacks accounting for 72 percent of those cases, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department.

Roseborough contracted the disease eight years ago and is active regarding prevention efforts.

"It's about education and letting people know that God can do all things despite what the doctor says," she said. "I just don't want women doing things on impulse and having to suffer because of it later on."

There will be free and confidential HIV/AIDS testing.

"If you know that you are not HIV positive, then don't put yourself in a position to get this disease," Roseborough said. "I just want individuals to love themselves and for all women and girls to know their status."

For more information, call Roseborough at (704) 906-5544.


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