Tonight Al Sharpton keynote speaker at AIDS event in Baton Rouge, La.


As part of AIDS Healthcare Foundation‘s new national ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue’ public awareness campaign, Reverend Al Sharpton will be speaking in Baton Rouge, La., February 28 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Greater King David Baptist Church. The discussion involves jaw-dropping facts like the following: even in the 21st century with modern medicine and testing, African American and Latino communities continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. Currently, African Americans account for 44 percent of all people with HIV/AIDS in the United States, yet only account for 12 percent of the population. Latinos account for 21 percent of all new HIV infections nationwide, yet only represent 16 percent of the U.S. population.

Join the good Reverend and the town hall discussion that includes respected local community, political, health, religious and HIV/AIDS leaders including Eugene Collins, STD/HIV Regional Coordinator, Baton Rouge Public Health Department and Dr. Waref Azmeh, Infectious Disease Specialist for the AHF/Baton Rouge.

AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue.


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