A concert tomorrow afternoon in University City will try to raise awareness and educate youth about HIV/AIDS by giving away free tickets to anyone who takes an HIV test.
“This is Bebashi’s fifth annual Breast Fest,” said Shaina Mitchell, the Philadelphia-based black empowerment organization’s breast cancer prevention specialist.
Dozens of people took advantage of free HIV testing in Philadelphia Sunday for World AIDS Day.
“Bebashi” was formed in 1985 to serve the growing number of African-Americans in Philadelphia infected with HIV or AIDS, but it has grown to develop programs serving the area poor.
Bebashi, an organization that provides health information to Philadelphia’s urban community, hosted their third-annual Breast Fest on Wednesday.
With over 19,000 infected people in the Philadelphia area, the city’s HIV rate is five times the national average and the highest north of Washington DC.