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West Alabama HIV Prevention Network Group

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2014 Events

Event

Activities

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
(February 7)

Community Health Fair, 1st or 2nd Saturday in February

National Sexual Responsibility Week
(February 8-14)

Collaborate with student services at colleges

National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day (March 10)

Women's organization collaboration and testing

Brazos Abiertos Open Door Latino Festival (April 21 or 28)

Free resources and health screening

National HIV Testing Day
(June 27)

Interagency collaboration

HIV Update: July or August
(TBA)

Educational Conference with free contact hours

National Latino HIV/AIDS Day
(October 15)

Health Fair and HIV testing

Women's Health Symposium
(Fall 2013)

Educational Conference with free contact hours

World AIDS Day
(December 1)

Collaboration with West Alabama AIDS Outreach and Hope Clinic

HIV and Corrections

Prevention education and pre-release classes

2014 Meetings

The network meets on the third Thursday of each month except for April, August, October, when meetings will be on the fourth Wednesday. There is no meeting in December. Meetings are held at 12:00 p.m. at the following location:

West Alabama AIDS Outreach
2720 6th Street
(Second Floor)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 23
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 27
  • September 18
  • October 22
  • November 20

General Activities

  • Our goal is to increase HIV awareness education and related topics in the community primarily through prevention education presentations. Presentations can be conducted by HIV Prevention Educators. Groups can be small or large during work or early evening hours.
  • Our goal is to conduct focus groups and student activities, gathering information from high-risk or at-risk groups to ascertain HIV awareness and prevention knowledge.
  • Our goal is to conduct HIV prevention outreach activities in the community including health fairs, safer sex kits, information distribution, and individual contact.
  • Our goal is to provide secondary prevention education and information.
  • Our goal is to work with other agencies and organizations to refer HIV infected individuals into care and to promote a long life and optimal health.
  • Our goal is to provide HIV and STD testing and referral offered through the Health Department, Whatley Health Services Inc., and West Alabama AIDS Outreach.

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