Free HIV testing and counseling is provided through a contract with a local health agency, one afternoon per week, at the Student Health Center throughout the academic school year. Testing, counseling and referral services are also provided to correspond with national HIV/AIDS observances including World AIDS Day (December), National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February), National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March), and National HIV Testing Day (June). During national observances, SU-HASAPP promotes HIV/AIDS awareness, sexual health education, substance abuse prevention awareness and HIV testing. Events and activities are free and open to Southern University students and the Scotlandville community residents. Throughout outreach efforts, peer mentoring and education, we will continue our efforts to increase the number of students who voluntarily obtain HIV/AIDS testing and counseling.
00-342-AIDS — for more information about HIV testing, prevention and treatment. We plan to make use of these materials as well as those made available on U.S. Department of Health &Human Services HIV/AIDS Awareness Days site (http://www.hhs.gov/aidsawarenessdays/). Materials targeting African Americans will be used where available and other materials will be adapted so that they are culturally sensitive.