Monday, June 27, 2011

Today is National HIV Testing Day!

TODAY is National HIV Testing Day! Get your FREE test at HGLHC or at other locations around the state. No needles, no blood, and your test results are ready in 20 minutes.

Call or email us to find out more! (860) 278-4163 or

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June's Safety Net Message

Summertime is here! June's Safety Net message to share with your friends via text message, email, Twitter, and Facebook is:

You got his attention. You got his number. You got laid. What else did you get? If you’re sexually active you owe it to yourself, and to your partners, to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. Call HGLHC at 860-278-4163 for more info & to get tested!

Once you've shared this message, take our quick survey to let us know how many of your friends got it! Click here:

Answer a few quick questions and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card to VIP (Very Intimate Pleasures) at any location in CT! Thanks for all that you do!

Some updates...

The CDC estimates that more than 56,000 Americans are infected with HIV every year. More then half of the new infections are among gay men and/or men who have sex with men (MSM) and half are African Americans. The CDC estimates that 235,400 Americans don't know they are HIV positive. Get tested! Call the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective at 860-278-4163 or email

Also, young people 13-24 years old account for 58.9% of all undiagnosed cases, versus 13.8% for people 45 to 54 years old. However, 45 to 54 year old Americans make up the largest number of HIV cases (385,400).
The CDC also estimated that 350,000 HIV infections were averted due to HIV prevention efforts in 2008. Research has shown that avoiding these infections saved over $125 billon in medical costs. That's why being a part of the Safety Net Team is so important to our communities-- you are helping to keep your friends healthy and safe from HIV.