The African American Health Program is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of life for African Americans in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Observances

  • National HIV Testing Day 2015

    poster-nhtdThis annual campaign encourages people of all ages to Take the Test, Take Control. CDC estimates that 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV – and nearly 1 in 7 are not aware that they are infected.

    African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV and AIDS in the nation. Representing 14% of the U.S. population, they account for almost half of new infections (44%) and 41% of people living with HIV.

    AAHP offers a range of supports to help prevent and manage sexually transmitted infections. In addition to community outreach initiatives and special awareness events, we provide regular HIV testing at various sites throughout Montgomery County. View the AAHP Testing Schedule

    Getting tested is the only way to know your status. Observe National HIV Testing Day by raising awareness in your community, encouraging others to get tested, and by taking the test yourself.

AAHP News

  • June 12, 2015

    AAHP Surpasses HIV Testing Goal

    Last December, AAHP was awarded a contract by Maryland’s Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services. The Program was tasked with providing HIV testing services to 500 individuals in non-clinical settings. By June 1, 2015 the STI and HIV/AIDS Unit surpassed expectations, completing 521 non-clinical tests.
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