Thursday June 27 is National HIV Testing Day!

The SHAPE team will be performing free HIV testing at Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval, Detroit, 48201 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in recognition of National HIV Testing Day.  It’s free, painless and only takes 20 minutes to get the results.  And we have a gift for you for taking the test. 

See this message from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the importance of getting tested.

Be Safe All The Time

Hi everyone. Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of news about finding a cure for HIV, or they”re close to developing a cure for HIV. But does that mean we should stop having safe sex? Well I think until I actually see the cure in the doctors hands, even then safe sex is the best way to go. I found this article that talks a little about this issue. Click here to read article.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is March 10

 

Knowledge leads to action.  That’s the theme of this year’s National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day which is March 10.   Please read more here.

For Valentine’s Day (and every day) — Love Carefully

In recognition of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness campaign, the SHAPE program will hold a series of “Love Carefully Days” at our various partner agencies during the week of Valentine’s Day.   This is our ninth year of doing this event and it’s lots of fun with a serious purpose – to prevent HIV/AIDS.  The SHAPE outreach workers distribute condoms along with sweet (candy) treats all in a Valentine’s Day theme.

On Tuesday, February 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Love Carefully Day will occur at the Arab American and Chaldean Council, 62 W. 7 Mile Road, Detroit, 48203.

On Wednesday, February 13 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  and Thursday, February 14 from 9 – 11 a.m., Love Carefully Day will take place at the Coalition on Temporary Shelter, 26 Peterboro, Detroit, 48201.

On Wednesday, February 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Love Carefully Day will be held at the Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation, 4750 Woodward, Detroit, 48201.

On Thursday, February 14 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. you’ll find Love Carefully Day at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, 1211 Trumbull, Detroit 48216.

And lastly, on Friday, February 15, from  11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Love Carefully Day will take place at the Stapleton Center, 9341 Agnes, Detroit, 48214.

All of these events are free and open to the public and free HIV testing will also be available.   For more information, call  the SHAPE office at (313) 736-5541. 

 

Commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Feb. 7

Please see this story for information on today’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7

 

 

Please see this important story about the 13th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7.