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Get Tested, Get Tickets: Lifebeat & AHF offer HIV testing in Hell’s Kitchen

June 11, 2014

Lifebeat and AIDS Healthcare Foundation offer free HIV testing at Boxers in Hell’s Kitchen on June 11 – free, confidential HIV test is the only way to get tickets to Lifebeat’s KYSS Concert in Williamsburg on National HIV Testing DayJune 27

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AIDS Healthcare Foundation:

What:

 

“Get Tested, Get In” HIV Testing for KYSS Concert Tickets

 
When:

WEDNESDAY, June 11th3 pm – midnight

 
Where: AHF Mobile Testing Unit at Boxers Hell’s Kitchen

742 9th Ave. (at 50th St.)

New York, NY 11019
 

CONTACTS:

Ged Kenslea,  +1.323.308.1833 or mobile 323.791.5526 ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org

Kyveli Diener, +1.323.960.4846 or mobile 310.779.4796 kyveli.diener@aidshealth.org



Lifebeat is giving away free tickets to the June 27KYSS (KNOW YOUR STATUS STAGE) concert the group is hosting at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn to mark National HIV Testing Day. Confirmed talent includes A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Po Johnson and Bodega Bamz. International DJ/Producer Zeke Thomas will keep the crowd dancing in between sets.

Attendees can only obtain tickets through the “Get Tested, Get In!” campaign, which will run from June 2nd through June 22nd. People who get tested for HIV between those dates at select partner testing sites, such as the Out of the Closet Thrift Store at 475 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn or through events like Wednesday’s testing activation at Boxers Hell’s Kitchen. Those who get tested will be rewarded with a free concert experience upon receipt of a ticket to gain entry to the concert. Tickets are limited due to venue capacity. Testing is easy, using the new finger prick INSTI™ test - it takes less than 60 seconds to obtain results. The list of partner testing sites can be found at www.Lifebeat.org.

The CDC reports that over 1,000 young people ages 13-24 are newly infected with HIV each month in the U.S., an increase of nearly 20% from previous reports. Many youth have never been tested, are not being treated, and may unknowingly be spreading the disease. June 27th is National HIV Testing Day, the date set aside by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to encourage people to get tested.

Learn more at www.lifebeat.org.

About AHF

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 300,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare



AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Ged Kenslea

Tel: (323) 308-1833

Cell: (323) 791-5526

Source: AIDS Healthcare Foundation


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