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Today is National Black  HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and most people are not aware of the HIV/AIDS cases on black college campuses in the south.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a study in 2012, HIV/AIDS is growing extremely rapidly and particularly among black people. The study shows a rise of incidents in black gay men at 46% ranging in age from 13 to 19.

Fan Free Clinic, Virginia’s first free medical clinic, is leading this effort to draw attention to the AIDS epidemic that continues in our communities across Richmond and Virginia.  FFC has been at the forefront in the Richmond community with HIV/AIDS  education, testing and case management.

FACT: There are 23,000 Virginians living with HIV/AIDS, and Virginia ranks (as of 2009) 13th among all 50 states in number of cumulative AIDS diagnoses since the beginning of the epidemic.

Rodney Lofton is Community Case Manager for the Fan Free Clinic and he discussed with me that the HIV/AIDS cases are getting younger and younger in the City of Richmond.

Get Educated! Get Tested! Know Your Status!  Confidential testing is available at the Fan Free Clinic in Richmond at www.fanfreeclinic.org or call 804-358-6343