World AIDS Day December 1st marks World AIDS Day. An epidemic is defined as a prevalence rate that is greater than 1% of the general population. DC's HIV rate is 3%. It is estimated that 1 in 20 people in DC has HIV.
Free HIV testing will take place in front of the GALA Theater this Sunday, December 5th, from 5:00-7:00PM. It is provided by Calvary Healthcare and is confidential. GALA Theater is located at 3333 14th Street, NW near the Columbia Heights Metro Station.
Many thanks to Metro Teen Aids for providing the statistics. MTA is an amazing organization dedicated to preventing HIV infection among young people in the DC area. On December 2nd, MTA will host The Golden Ticket: Party for Prevention in honor of World AIDS Day. The party is from 5:00-8:00PM at K Street Lounge (1301 K Street, NW) and is free.