Community HIV/STD Outreach & Testing Clinic in High Point
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A free community HIV/STD outreach and testing clinic that was postponed in October due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Center at Washington Terrace Park, 101 Gordon Street, High Point. The event is being organized by Triad Health Project (THP).
“Prevention starts with all of us knowing our status and learning how to protect ourselves and the people we care about,” says Ken Keeton, THP’s director of development and community involvement. “The community is invited to come out to receive information and speak to a health educator, and to participate in a brief, confidential screening for HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases. A complimentary meal will also be available for participants.”
The event is tied to a recent “KNOW” billboard campaign throughout parts of in High Point (pictured below), intended to help increase HIV/AIDS awareness and encourage testing. The billboard campaign and outreach event are made possible by a grant to Triad Health Project (THP) through The Foundation for a Healthy High Point. Emisare, a local marketing organization, designed the billboards and associated www.one4zero.com website.
Joining THP in hosting the outreach and testing clinic are local community partners, Guilford County Department of Public Health, Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency, and Nia Community Action Center. Lowes Foods of Jamestown will be providing food for participants, and the City of High Point’s Parks and Recreation Department have generously donated the use of space at the park.