Philadelphia FIGHT Focuses on HIV Awareness

By Maggie Bowers
|  Saturday, May 31, 2014  |  Updated 1:28 PM EDT
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Testing will be available for the duration of the event, and those between the ages of 13 and 24 who get tested will receive a ticket to Hip Hop for Philly, a free concert featuring Grammy nominee Wale.

Philadelphia FIGHT is placing a spotlight on HIV awareness by hosting Step Up Against AIDS on Thursday June 5, at the Temple Performing Arts Center. The event is a collection of step and spoken word performances centered on promoting sexual health and HIV/AIDS awareness in the community.

Before the performances begin at 7 p.m., free and confidential HIV testing will begin at 5 p.m. Testing will be available for the duration of the event, and those between the ages of 13 and 24 who get tested will receive a ticket to Hip Hop for Philly, a free concert  featuring Grammy nominee Wale. The concert will be hosted on national HIV Testing Day, Friday, June 27.

Special guests for Step Up Against AIDS include DJ Diamond Kuts and DJ Fr8train, as the official host and DJ.

The event is part of a bigger initiative, AIDS Education Month, hosted by Philadelphia FIGHT. The goal of the group is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV, and to provide quality care to low income members of the community, and to reach out to those who are living with HIV and those who are at high risk.

For a full list of events during the month, visit www.aidseducationmonth.org.

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