#BeGlowdAF: Young People Encourage Peers to Get Tested for HIV and Hepatitis C

#BeGlowdAF: Young People Encourage Peers to Get Tested for HIV and Hepatitis C

For a group of young social media influencers in a new awareness campaign titled “Simply Glow’d,” the answer is getting tested for HIV, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and then “keeping it 100” by making smart sexual choices and staying mentally healthy. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Iris House (@iris_house_)It targets young people ages 13 to 29 in East and Central Harlem and the South Bronx. In New York City, according to Iris House, nearly 10,000 people under 29 are living with HIV. The idea is to get youth to shine, to #BeGlowdAF, #GetThatGlow and #GlowUp by getting tested and encouraging awareness. You can learn more about HIV among African Americans—and several other minority populations—by visiting the HIV/AIDS Basics on POZ.com and clicking on the “HIV in Specific Populations” section.

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