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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. It is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH). It helps organizations across the country come together to offer support, encourage discussion, and teach women and girls about prevention of HIV, the importance of getting tested for HIV, and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS. Read more...
CEG in the News
By Juliana Schatz
Global Pulse Blog
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A. Toni Young watched five of her closest friends die of AIDS in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Each of them was profound in its own way, but it was her best friend Steven’s question in the last days of his life that would change hers. Read more...
By Candace Y.A. Montague
Community Education Group and Kappa Youth Development teamed up to provide free HIV and hepatitis C testing at the 19th annual NBC Health and Fitness Expo this past Saturday at the convention center. The expo is a Washington tradition in January and has plenty of events and activities surrounding wellness. Hepatitis C testing was offered for the first time using the new rapid results test manufactured by Orasure Technologies. Read more...
by Chris Gordon
NBC Washington DC
"The Penn Branch Department of Motor Vehicles in southeast Washington is providing the office space, the D.C. Department of Health is supplying the HIV test kits and a private partner, Gilead Sciences, is giving a quarter of a million dollars for a yearlong program that could screen 3,000 people who might not otherwise be tested." Read more...
J’Mia Edwards, “Public Face of AIDS in the District” Makes Fresh Start, Film Debut
by Diana Scholl
“Last year J’Mia Edwards was jobless and desperately trying to get off a waiting list in Washington, D.C. to get permanent housing for herself and three young children. Her struggles and frustrations are highlighted in the documentary The Other City, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, April 26 and highlights the stories of people with HIV/AIDS in the District. What a difference a year makes.” Read more…
CHAMPS Against HIV
by Willette Francis
“A. Toni Young has developed a new way to fight HIV among African Americans in Washington, DC: take members from the community, educate them about HIV prevention and testing, and send them back into their own neighborhoods to educate others. That’s the idea behind the CHAMPS (Community HIV/AIDS Model Prevention Services) program at DC-based Community Education Group (CEG).” Read more…
D.C.’s Ex-Dealers Back on the Streets – Saving Lives
by Darryl Fears
“In wards 7 and 8 — where the HIV infection rates are among the highest in the District, where many of the city’s ex-convicts live and where many of its arrests occur — former drug dealers are being recruited as HIV counselors.” Read more…