National Black AIDS Awareness Events & Testing Sites

Events will be happening all month long throughout New York City and around the country!

From the Black AIDS Day website:

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7th of every year, is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. There are four specific focal points: education, testing, involvement, and treatmentEducationally, the focus is to get Blacks educated about the basics of HIV/AIDS in their local communities. Testing is at the core of this initiative, as it is hoped that Blacks will mark February 7th of every year as their annual or bi-annual day to get tested for HIV. This is vital for those who are sexually active and those at high risk of contracting HIV. When it comes to community and organization leadership, getting Blacks involved to serve is another key focus. We need Black People from all walks of life, economic classes, literacy levels, shades and tones as well as communities (large and small) to get connected to the work happening on the ground in their local areas. And lastly, for those living with HIV or newly testing positive for the virus, getting them connected to treatment and care services becomes paramount.

Bronx BLHC Adolescent & Young Adult Health Program,
Seeromanie Baboolall,
Social Worker
2737 Third Avenue
Bronx, New York 10451

O: 718-838-1029
F: 718-838-1016
E: sbabpola@bronxleb.org

  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing

Bronx Project Grow/Yeshiva University
Janet Smith,
Coordinator
260 East 16th Street, C Level
Bronx, New York 10451

O: 718-993-3397
F: 718-993-2460
E: jsmith@dosa.aecom.yu.edu

  • Other: Fact-o-mania Breakfast, Information, Games, Testing Referral and Education. Come get armed for the fight of your life.

Bronx Christ Church UCC
Rev. Bruce C. Rivera,
Executive Minister
860 Forest Avenue
Bronx, New York 10456

O: 718-665-6688
F: 718-665-5450
E: BXBRACE@AOL.COM

  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Community Forum
  • HIV Testing


Bronx Bronx AIDS Service
SoJourner McCauley,

Community Services Coordinator
540 East Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458

O:
718-295-5605 
F:
718-733-3429 
E:
smccauley@basnyc.org
W:
www.basnyc.org
  • Other:  We will be hosting a Singles Mixer for 21 & Over entitled “Sex, Milk and Cookies” This event will be a fun filled event with Speed Dating, Raffles and the Dating Game with
  • HIV prevention messages and information throughout the evening.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Bronx Montefiore Medical Center
Frances Rodriguez,

Patient Educator
111 East 210th Street
AIDS Center FCC-3rd Floor Clinic
Bronx, New York 10467

O:
718-920-8436 
F:
718-515-3509 
E:
franrodr@montefiore.org
  • Art Competition
  • Community Forum
  • HIV Testing
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Webcast

Bronx Soundview Health Care Network
Marzetta Harris,

Board of Director
731 White Plains Road
Bronx, New York 10472

O:
718-790-3505 
F:
718-378-2880 
E:
marzattaharris930@gmail.com
  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
  • March/Rally
  • Other:  breakfast with the churches.

Brooklyn St. Paul Community Baptist Church Glinnie Noel-Chamble,
Director – Social Justice
859 Hendrix Street
Brooklyn, New York 11207

O: 718-257-1300, x138
F: 718-535-0449


Brooklyn Caribbean Women’s Health Education, Inc.
Ann Marie Coore,
Director of HIV Program
3512 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203

O: 718-940-9501
F: 718-826-2948
E: erooc@yahoo.com
W: http://www.cwha.org

  • Candlelight Vigil
  • HIV Testing
  • Other: HIV Workshop and education on site. condom negotiation skills and condom demonstration

Brooklyn Amethyst Women’s Project
Melisa Garber,

Peer Coordinator
1907 Mermaid Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11224

O:
718-333-2067 
F:
718-996-1756 
E:
mgarber@awp-ci.org
W:
www.awp-ci.org
  • Community Forum
  • HIV Testing

Brooklyn God’s Deliverance for Purpose Ministry Evangelist Robin Brown,Minister
731 Chauncey Street
Brooklyn, New York 11207

O: 347-394-6696
F: 917-591-5436
E: brownr@dicksteinshapiro.com

  • Community Forum
  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing

Brooklyn Turning Point
Margarita Ramos,
HIV Education Coordinator & Trainer
5220 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11220

O: 718-360-8121
F: 718-360-3965
E: MRAMOS@TPDOMI.ORG

  • HIV Testing
  • Other: Providing HIV prevention education presentations & FREE HIV Testing & Counseling for high-risk homeless African American youth (16-25) & young adults in 30-day emergency shelter & transitional housing sites in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Additional Information: Will also be in collaborations with other CBOs to commemorate NBHAAD by providing prevention education and FREE HIV Counseling & Testing.

Brooklyn Watchful Eye
Divinah “Dee” Bailey,
CEO/Founder
20 New York Avenue, Suite 100
Brooklyn, New York 11216

O: 347-533-4300
E: watchfuleyedb@aol.com
W: www.ourwatchfuleye.org

  • Community Forum
  • HIV Testing
  • Mayoral Proclamation
  • Newspaper Article
  • Press Conference
  • Radio Broadcast
  • TV/Cable Programming
  • Other: Mural signing and red ribbon banner unveiling.
  • Additional Information: This event will be in collaboration with the Medgar Evers College (CUNY) of Brooklyn.


Brooklyn La Nueva Esperanza, Inc.
Rico Nieves,
MSA Program Coordinator
213 Johnson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11206

O: 718-497-7592
F: 718-497-7596
E: rnieves@lnebk.com

  • HIV Testing
  • Newspaper Article
  • Public Service Announcement


Brooklyn Brooklyn Community Pride Center Alicia or Danielle,
Social Work Intern
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

O: 718-802-3890 
E: dmooney@lgbtbrooklyn.org
W: lgbtbrooklyn.org

  • HIV Testing
  • Other: Guest Speakers

Brooklyn The Community Help Center, Inc.
Erlene King,
President/CEO
5221 Avenue D
Brooklyn, New York 11203

O: 347-298-6393
F: 347-382-7265
E: king_erlene@hotmail.com
W:www.thecommunityhelpcenter.org

  • Community Forum


Brooklyn Top Development Corporation
Ujima AIDS Project
1274 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203

O:
718-451-1020 
W:
www.topdevelopment.org
  • HIV Testing
  • HIV Testing done by BATF.

Buffalo The MOCHA Center
Stephaun Wallace,

Interim Executive Director/Director of Programs
1092 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14209

O:
716-852-1142 
F:
716-852-1518 
E:
swallace@mochacenter.org
W:
www.mochacenter.org
  • Art Competition
  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Community Forum
  • HIV Testing
  • Newspaper Article
  • Press Conference
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Radio Broadcast
  • Other:  Performing and visual arts event Monday, February 7, 2011 Program begins at 2-5 pm Cocktail hour from 5-7pm (Cash Bar)

Farrockaway Redemption Outreach International
Rev Ambrose Chalokwu,
Chairman
14-25 Central Avenue, Suite 4
Farrockaway, New York 11691

O: 347-654-5062
F: 718-868-8321
E:redemptionoutreachintl@yahoo.comW: redemptionoutreach.org

  • Community Forum
  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
  • Newspaper Article
  • Press Conference
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Radio Broadcast
  • Other: Distribution of Educational and preventive materials as strategic locations from Wednesday  Feb. 9 to Friday Feb 11.
  • We will have essay/poetry competition for the youth on HIV/AIDS topics.

Ithaca Ithaca College LGBT Center
L Maurer,
LGBT Center
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

O: 607-274-7394 
E: lmaurer@ithaca.edu
W: www.ithaca.edu/lgbt

  • Community Health Fair
  • Newspaper Article
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Radio Broadcast

Manhattan Harlem Flava
Dolina Duzant,

Founder
620 Lenox Avenue 1E
Manhattan, New York N10037

O:
6467521471
E:
doliduza@aol.com
W:
harkemflava@hotmail.com
  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Other:  Handing out condoms Male and Female, Street Outreach and education.

Manhattan Latino CommissionAIDS
Ileana Morales,

Program Director
24 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
Manhattan, New York 10010

O:
212-584-9301 
F:
646-375-4420 
E:
imorales2latinoaids.org 
W:
www.latinoaids.org
  • HIV Testing
  • Other:  We will be offering HIV testing all day at our site until 7:00pm. We will also be at St. Paul’s Church at 263 West 86th street providing HIV testing.


New York AIDS Service Center
Jean Pierre Louis,
Program Manager
41 E 11th St 5th Floor
New York, New York 10003

O: 212-645-0875
F: 212-645-0705
E: Jean@ascnyc.org

  • HIV Testing
  • Other: CBO Event

New York Exponents
Donald R. Powell,
Director of Development
151 West 26th Street,
Third Floor
New York, New York 10001-6810

O: 212-243-3434, ext. 145
F: 212-243-3586
E: dpowell@exponents.org
W: www.exponents.org

  • Community Forum
  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing
  • Other: Displaying of AIDS Quilt

New York National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Theatre Initiative
Yvette Heyliger,
Producing Artist Twinbiz
Post Office Box 1803
New York, New York 10026

O: 212-864-1611
F: 212-864-6845
E: twinbiznyc@aol.com
W: www.twinbiz.com

  • Other: National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Theatre Initiative is an annual event taking place on February 7th featuring readings and productions of plays about HIV & AIDS with the purpose of using theatre to fight the  relentless and ongoing infection rate in our communities!
  • Other: This is a brand new theatre initiative inspired by a mentor of mine who expressed his wish to me that Black theatre do more to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black communities.  We are kicking off the initiative this year with a reading of my award winning play, “What Would Jesus Do?” in Los Angeles.  We hope to gain support for National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Theatre Initiative with more play readings and productions registered next year.


New York SisterLink
Maryam Hmudeen,
Program Associate
127 West 127th St. 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10027

O: 212-665-2600, x307
F: 212-531-2160
E: maryamsisterlink2@yahoo.com

  • Other: HIV testing location resource and information.

New York Metro Health & Wellness Center Yvonne Hartnett,
Program Coordinator
45 East 126th Street
1975 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10035

O: 646-682-9476 or 212-289-6157
F: 212-289-6823
E: evehart55@hotmail.com

  • HIV Testing
  • Other: February 6, 2011, Our service will be dedicated to those living with or affected by this disease.
  • Additional Information:  We will do testing after church service.


New York Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children & Family Services
Yolanda Colon,
Program Support Aide
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd Specialized Services,
3rd Floor
New York, New York 10027

O: 212-749-3656, ext 3105
F: 212-749-0614
E: ycolon@harlemdowling.org
W: www.harlemdowling.org

  • Community Health Fair
  • HIV Testing

New York Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center Monique Wright,
Prevention Services Coordinator
25 Allen Street
New York, New York 10002

O: 212-226-6333
F: 212-343-8005
E: monique@leshrc.org
W: www.leshrc.org

  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Community Forum
  • HIV Testing
  • Other: We run various support groups for people who are HIV+. We are planning on having an ad hoc group “Supporting people with HIV!”

New York Can’t Be Silenced
Maria Davis,
CEO
121 W. 115th Street # 505
New York, New York 10026

O: 212-866-1562
F: 212-866-1562
E: davismaria@msn.com

  • HIV Testing
  • Other: New Artist Showcase & Talent Competition

New York First Corinthian Baptist Church
Maria Davis, Co-Convener
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
New York, New York 10026

O: 212-864-5975
F: 212-864-0830
E: healed@fcbc.org

  • HIV Testing
  • TV/Cable Programming
  • Other: Mad Wednesday’s New Artist Showcase & Talent Competition @”SHRINE”
  • World Music Venue in Harlem


New York Claremont Family Health Center Dorothy Johnson,
Medical Case Manager
262-4 E 174th St Bronx,
New York, New York 10457

O: 718-299-6910
F: 718-299-4366
E: djohnson@promesa.org

  • Other: Seminar and individual sessions providing information

New York Black Men’s Initiative at Harlem United
Raynal Jabouin, Jr.,

Program Director
290 Lenox Avenue
Lower Level
New York, New York 10027

O:
212-289-2378, x206
F:
212-289-2394
E:
rjabouin@harlemunited.org
W:
blackmensinitiative.org
  • HIV Testing

New York William F Ryan Community Health Center
Cinthia M. Tejada,

Supervising Health Educator
110 W 97th Street
New York, New York 10025

O:
212-769-7291 
E:
cinthia.tejada@ryancenter.org
W:
www.ryancenter.org/
  • Community Forum
  • HIV Testing

New York New York Presbyterian Hospital- Comprehensive HIV Program
Kareen B. Jimenez,

Patient Education
180 Fort Washington Avenue
6th Floor
New York, New York 10032

O:
212-305-8777
F:
212-305-7692
E:
kaj9031@nyp.org
  • HIV Testing

One Response to “National Black AIDS Awareness Events & Testing Sites”

  1. Vinyl apron posted this comment:

    Pbserving Black AIDS awareness day is a great way to spread awareness on the issue and make people more responsible.

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