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apa bet logo 11-14American Psychological Association and BET Rap It Up Campaign have partnered together to create a national youth HIV awareness campaign.  

Part of the effort includes an advisory board of youth across the country.  

This World AIDS Day they are sharing facts and information via social media.  

To learn more about the partnership visit:  

http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/programs/bet/rap-it-up.aspx

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Consider applying to be  a part of the BET and APA youth advisory board (see below for information)

BETRap It up 10-17-11

BET Rap It Up Campaign  and American Psychological Association are working together to create a new HIV prevention campaign for youth.  We are looking for committed high school youth across the country to apply to be selected for the APA BET youth advisory board.

Applications for the APA BET youth advisory board are online at:
http://tinyurl.com/cahk7ja

The deadline has been extended to Friday June 21st.

For more information contact

Cherie D. Mitchell, MHS

Manager

Office on AIDS

Public Interest Directorate

American Psychological Association

750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

cmitchell@apa.org<mailto:cmitchell@apa.org>

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BETRap It up 10-17-11
girls, do you think would be interested in participating as part of a youth advisory board for BET and the American Psychological Association?  If yes, look below for application details.
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American Psychological Association and BET Rap It Up Campaign are working together to create a new HIV prevention campaign for youth.  We are looking for committed high school youth across the country to apply to be selected for the APA BET youth advisory board. 
 
Applications for the APA BET youth advisory board are online at:
 
The deadline to apply is Friday June 14th.
 
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today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  you may be rolling your eyes wondering why we need a special day for something people should already know.  it seems like the message is out there and everyone is informed.  but my travels speaking with girls/young women have lead me to understand that folks are aware but don’t know the facts.  

one often forgotten fact is that HIV/AIDS is still a major issue in the US.  this is especially true for girls/young women.  a lot of this has to do with how our bodies are made but it’s also because many of us are not making empowered choices about how we allow our bodies to be treated. saying yes when you know you don’t really want to do it. not asking questions about your partner when you have a naggin’ feeling they are cheating. putting away the condom because you’re afraid what they will think of you.  we’ve all experienced how uncomfortable it may be to speak up but your health depends on it!

as Chair of the Committee of Psychology and AIDS for the American Psychological Association, it pains me to see the facts and know a lot of girls/women don’t realize their risk.  we need to be very alarmed that in 2009, nearly 25% of the new diagnoses of HIV infection in the US were among women and girls aged 13 years and older.   women and girls of color—especially black women and girls—are most impacted.   in 2009, new diagnoses of HIV infection for black females was nearly 20Xs as high as the rate for white females!  yes you read that right, 20Xs higher for black girls/women. all of this is preventable…so do your part and get tested.    

it’s not enough to get tested once and fall into the illusion that you are safe.  if you are sexually active, you need to get tested for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections regularly.  you need to protect yourself with each partner or choose to abstain from all sexual activity.   spread the word and encourage others to do the same. 

To find an HIV testing location near you, go to www.hivtest.org or text your ZIP Code to KNOW IT (566948).

 


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