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CBTU HIV/AIDS Community Conference
Date:4/23/2009

PHILADELPHIA, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend the "Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Our Community Conference" on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Prince of Peace Baptist Church, Rev. Robert V. Shipman, Pastor. The Church is located at 1801 North 31st Street, the corner of 31st and Montgomery Street in North Philadelphia, PA.

The conference is being sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Greater Philadelphia Chapters of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, a partner organization in the ACT Against AIDS Leadership Initiative. Special Guest Speaker will be Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress and Activist(www.sherylleeralph.com).

Every 9 1/2 minutes someone in this country is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Among racial/ethic groups, African Americans face the most sever burden of HIV/AIDS in the nation.

While blacks represent approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for almost half of the people living with HIV in the U.S. (46 percent) as well as nearly half of the new infections.

At some point in their life, approximately one in 16 black men will be diagnosed with HIV, as will one in 30 black women.

The rate of new HIV infections for black men is about six times as high as that of white men, nearly three times that of Hispanic men and more than twice that of black women. The HIV incidence rate for black women is nearly 15 times as high as that of white women and nearly four times that of Hispanic women.

More than 14,000 people with AIDS still die each year.

A recent analysis by the Black AIDS Institute found that if Black America were its own country, it would rank 16th in the world in the number of people with HIV-ahead of Ethiopia, Botswana and Haiti.

AIDS continues to claim the lives of too many African American men and women. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 200,000 blacks with AIDS have died and today AIDS is leading cause of death among black women aged 25-34 and the second leading cause of death among men age 35-44.

Nearly 25,000 blacks became infected with HIV in 2006.

The picture is a grim one and will only change when we get the facts about HIV/AIDS and the steps they can take to protect themselves.

The Conference will offer a frank discussion of HIV/AIDS, confidential testing and counseling, resource materials, gifts and refreshments.


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SOURCE CBTU Southeastern Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia Chapter
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