Houston Effort Seeks To Screen 15,000 Young Adults For HIV
The Houston Department of Health and Human Services, along with several community health agencies, over the next three weeks is seeking to test 15,000 young adults for HIV as part of an effort to commemorate National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the Houston Chronicle reports. To encourage people to participate, those who take the test and receive their results and one hour of HIV education will get free tickets to a local hip-hop concert. A similar effort last year tested 2,700 young adults in two weeks, and roughly 7,500 were screened over seven weeks in 2007. Combined, the 2007 and 2008 efforts identified about 50 people with the virus, according to the Chronicle (George, Houston Chronicle, 6/21).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.