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Wellness event provides access to COVID tests and rapid HIV testing

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Jackson, MS (May 18, 2023) The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health and CLM Healthcare Service Center hosted the I Am ONLY Human tour in Winstonville, MS on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

During the event, 117 individuals received information to reduce HIV and STI stigma. Participants received COVID tests, rapid HIV tests, and basic health screenings (blood pressure and glucose screenings).  Tobacco cessation information, HIV self-testing kits, and educational resources on Prep was also available.  

The I Am ONLY HUMAN Tour, is a health and wellness event designed to raise awareness and end HIV and STI stigma by promoting love over hate.  The tour travels throughout the State of Mississippi this summer.  Upcoming locations and dates are:

  • May 20, Greenville, MS
  • May 27, Shelby, MS
  • June 3, Southaven, MS
  • June 10, Mound Bayou, MS
  • June 17, Cleveland, MS
  • June 24, Clarksdale, MS

For more information or to partner with the Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health at (769) 572-5263 or CLM Healthcare Service Center at (662) 545-8619.

Media Contacts: 

Dr. Sandra Melvin, iamh@advancingminorityhealth.org (769) 572-5263

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Winstonville, MS residents were given access to various helath screenings, COVID tests, HIV tests and other resources during the I Am ONLY Human tour on May 13, 2023.  

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The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health was established in 2019 to reduce health disparities among disadvantaged and underserved minority populations in the Mississippi through the development of collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders and the implementation of evidence-based public health interventions with a particular focus on health equity.  

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