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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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  • Comments Off on Sage’s Rage: No Love on World AIDS Day

in my research with young men, every single man that we surveyed who is sexually active mentioned that they are having sex with more than one person. they had a main girl (or several mains) and then shorties.  most of them did not use condoms with their girlfriend/main partner. they all said they would never dare tell their girlfriends about their other partners…and we wonder why there is still HIV?  

each year we take time out to acknowledge those who have been affected and impacted by HIV/AIDS.  i’ve been working in the world of HIV prevention for 15 years.   i’ve met the most courageous men and women who have lived with the virus. they are super strong and keep me going in what is more than becoming an uphill battle.   

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you see many people think that HIV/AIDS is no longer an issue.  they are SO WRONG.

they haven’t heard the countless stories i’ve been told by HIV testing counselors of having to disclose a diagnosis to person after person. HIV is still very prevalent, especially among teens/young adults.

SO what’s the deal ladies? why are you still allowing yourself to be played?   you don’t know who he has been with and you certainly don’t know his status.  so why would you say yes.    if he’s not down with it, he really doesn’t love you.  you are so much more.  

He is NOT worth it….

Say No to sex 

or

Use a condom 

And

Get Tested for HIV and other STDs

For more info about HIV and how to get tested visit

http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/

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  • Comments Off on Hot off The Press: DEADLINE extended BET and APA youth advisory board- Applications Now Due June 21st

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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