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LOW TICKET ALERT: Hundreds Get Tested for HIV, Get Tickets to Lifebeat’s KYSS Concert

June 19, 2014

Lifebeat’s KYSS Concert in Williamsburg on National HIV Testing Day (June 27) is selling out fast as hundreds get free HIV tests from Lifebeat and AIDS Healthcare Foundation

FINAL OPPORTUNITY to get tested for one of the LAST 90 TICKETS to see A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Po Johnson and Bodega Bamz is this Thursday in Union Square

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

What:      

“Get Tested, Get In” HIV Testing for KYSS Concert Tickets (FINAL 90 TICKETS!)

 
When:

THURSDAY, June 19th, 1 pm4 pm

 
Where: AHF Mobile Testing Unit at Union Square
Union Square West between 15th and 16th streets
New York, NY 10003
 
CONTACTS:

Leslie Doyle, Lifebeat | +1.212.846.2127 or mobile 917.226.5999 | lbdoyle@lifebeat.org

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

 


The final opportunity to get tickets to the June 27KYSS (KNOW YOUR STATUS STAGE) concert hosted by Lifebeat at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn to mark National HIV Testing Day is this Thursday, June 19, at Union Square in New York. 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.

Over 400 people have been tested for HIV since the launch of the “Get Tested, Get In!” campaign on June 2. The campaign saw long lines of teenagers at both AHF’s Out of the Closet Thrift Store at 475 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn and at testing events in Long Island City, Hell’s Kitchen, and in Brooklyn over the past two weeks. Those who get tested using the new finger prick INSTI™ test - which takes less than 60 seconds to obtain results – are rewarded with a free concert experience upon receipt of a ticket to gain entry to the concert.

Tickets are limited due to venue capacity, and the FINAL REMAINING 90 TICKETS will all be given away to those who get tested at the final testing opportunity on Thursday in Union Square. 50 people got tested for tickets in just two hours at Tuesday’s testing opportunity in Brooklyn.

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 312,000 individuals in 34 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

About Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS

Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS, founded in 1992, is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s youth (13-24) about HIV/AIDS prevention. Lifebeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to deliver HIV/AIDS and STDs awareness messages through broadcast, print, social and digital media, and distributes educational literature and condoms at concert venues, music festivals, clubs and other events. Lifebeat also provides quality of life services and support, such as musical performances, for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. For more information visit: www.lifebeat.org




Lifebeat

Leslie Doyle, +1.212.846.2127 or mobile 917.226.5999

lbdoyle@lifebeat.org

or

AHF

Kyveli Diener, +1.323.960.4846 or mobile 310.779.4796

kyveli.diener@aidshealth.org



Source: AIDS Healthcare Foundation


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