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For Immediate Release

Hip Hop

Brookhaven College will take a stand against HIV and AIDS June 23, when it takes part in the Second Annual Dallas Hip Hop for HIV event.

Hip Hop for HIV, an awareness campaign that aims to educate the community on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, begins June 12, when locations across Dallas host official HIV testing.

The campaign culminates in a hip-hop concert presented by KBFB 97.9 The Beat at The Palladium Ballroom, 1135 S. Lamar, at 3 p.m., July 12.

On June 23, Brookhaven College will be an official Hip Hop for HIV testing site.

All testing will be confidential, and anyone tested will receive one free ticket to the campaign concert, which will feature artists such as Dorrough, Twista, Paper Chaser, Mullage and Letoya Luckett.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, in the third quarter of 2008 alone, Dallas reported 402 new HIV cases and 366 new AIDS cases. More than 16 million people have died of AIDS globally, and more than 16,000 people become infected each day.

Get tested and get educated on HIV/AIDS, June 23 at Brookhaven College.

For more information on the Hip Hop for HIV event, visit www.brookhavencollege.edu/studentsvcs/health-center or www.979thebeat.com.




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