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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Launches HIV Testing Video Featuring Local Leaders, Celebrities

November 30, 2016

In commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1, AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) launched a new video featuring prominent Pittsburghers being tested for HIV. To view the video, click here.

Established on World AIDS Day in 2015, AFP is a coalition of government agencies, healthcare institutions, and community-based organizations working together to eliminate new AIDS diagnoses in Allegheny County and reduce new HIV infections by 75% by 2020. AFP is financially supported by the Allegheny Singer Research Institute (Allegheny Health Network) and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, and is managed by JHF.

There are more than 2,800 people living with HIV in Allegheny County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. And the CDC reports that one in eight HIV-positive Americans do not know that they have the virus. Routine HIV testing helps reduce the transmission of the virus. Early diagnosis allows those infected to take steps to protect their partners from infection, and early treatment can lower the community viral load. For individuals who do not have HIV, testing is just as critical because this information can help link them with important prevention services so they can remain HIV-free.

To learn more about AFP and get involved, visit  aidsfreepittsburgh.org. You can also engage with AFP on Twitter (@AIDSfreePgh), Facebook (facebook.com/AIDSFreePittsburgh/), and YouTube.

About The Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is a public charity that offers a unique blend of research, education, grantmaking and program management to advance the quality of clinical care and health of populations, with a focus on improving the quality, efficiency, and safety of health care. JHF and its three operating arms—the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal)— are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serve a national and global audience. JHF is also a founding member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). For more information, visit www.jhf.org.

David Golebiewski
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
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