Walk the Red Carpet for a Cause -- HIV/AIDS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Medical Association (NMA) in collaboration with award winning actor Egypt formerly Devin T. Robinson
The Nation's Capitol has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the Washington Metropolitan area. There are 42,000 persons who are living with HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC, which is 200% higher than the entire nation. Eighty-two percent of persons with HIV/AIDS in the Washington Metropolitan area are African Americans and other minorities.
Tickets to the movie "God, Me... HIV?" which is rated PG-13 are free through the National Medical Association. The program, held at the Newseum, includes a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the screening of the movie premiere. Moviegoers will also have the opportunity to be tested for HIV/AIDS by the Whitman Walker Clinic at no cost. The evening will end with a question and answer session with a panel of experts.
Founded in 1895, the National Medical Association is the nation's oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of more than 30,000 African-American physicians and their patients. The NMA repeatedly advocates for policies that would assure equitable and quality health care for all people.
SOURCE National Medical Association
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