Institute provides free testing during National HIV Testing Day

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Tiffany Givens, Infectious Diseases program manager and Yolanda Raymond, HIV Tester/Counselor prepare to test residents in Cleveland, MS at Walgreens.

BY: The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health | July 3, 2024

Jackson, MS (July 2, 2024) – The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health implemented a successful National HIV Day campaign.  National HIV Testing events included social media posts, media interviews, radio advertisements, and outreach activities in the Mississippi Delta.  On Thursday, June 27, 2024, staff provided free HIV testing to 108 individuals at Walgreens in Cleveland, MS.  

“The Cleveland (MS) community’s response to our National HIV Testing Day event was phenomenal,” said Tiffany Givens, Infectious Disease Program Manager with the Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health. “The strong participation demonstrates the community’s commitment to health and awareness.”  If you missed National HIV Testing Day, the Institute offers free at-home HIV self-test kits.  For more information or to receive a kit, contact tgivens@advancingminorityhealth.org. 

Media Contacts: 

Dr. Sandra Melvin

iamh@advancingminorityhealth.org

769) 572-5263

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The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health was established in 2019 to reduce health disparities among disadvantaged and underserved minority populations in Mississippi through the development of collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders and the implementation of evidence-based public health interventions with a particular focus on health equity.  

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