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Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Broward Health Co-Hosts Community BBQ For National HIV Testing Day
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(L to R) Trudy Love, Early Intervention Prevention coordinator of the High Impact Prevention program, and Claudette Grant, site manager of Broward Health Comprehensive Care Center.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Broward Health Comprehensive Care Center and the Comprehensive Care Center at Broward House co-hosted the High Impact Prevention Program (HIP) Community BBQ on June 27. Held at the L.A. Lee YMCA Family Center, this community outing was a collaborative effort to build awareness for confidential HIV/AIDS testing and other measures available to the community to prevent HIV infection.

Trudy Love, Early Intervention Prevention coordinator with Broward Health Comprehensive Care Center, and her HIP outreach staff provided HIV/AIDS testing information to the more than 150 attendees and educated those visitors about the many benefits of establishing a medical home at a Broward Health community health center. By the end of the day, 62 guests were tested, causing organizers to call the event a success.

“The HIP Community BBQ shows that Broward Health’s High Impact Prevention Program is proactive about informing residents of their HIV/AIDS status. It is important to get tested, because early treatment can ensure longevity,” said Claudette Grant, site manager of the Broward Health Comprehensive Care Center.

Other community partners that participated in the event included the Broward Sheriff Office (BSO) Outreach Department, BTAN, Care Resource, Broward House, The Black AIDS Institute, Reed’s Catering, Broward County Health Department and the School Board of Broward County.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.

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