Nina Parker, Karen Civil, Don Benjamin, Amber Rose, Sibley, Kent Jones, Cordell Broadus, Jacquees and More Join Know Your Status Tour

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The AHF Youth Task Force kicks off first
HBCU college tour to promote sexual health awareness and STD prevention

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ahf–The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced today the launch of the
Know Your Status Tour
(KYST), a multi-city youth
awareness campaign geared towards educating college students on the
importance of safer sex, taking the proper precautions to avoid
contracting STDs, and if already infected, how to be treated and
continue living a productive life day to day. The AHF Youth Task Force
will team up with Social Media Influencers and Pop Culture Influencers Nina
Parker
, Karen Civil, Don Benjamin, Amber Rose, Sibley, Cordell
Broadus, Jacquees
and more, to reach even more college students
across the nation while on tour.


The highly anticipated KYST kicks off on Wednesday, April 12th
at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee,
Florida
, with second and third stops at Clark Atlanta University
in Atlanta. GA on Thursday, April 20
th and Texas
Southern University in Houston, TX on Wednesday, April 26
th
(see list of talent/participants below). Chris Grace, founder of
AHF’s KYST initiative, creatively meshed the worlds of social impact
with sexual education on the tour by selecting respected influencers to
create an environment of comfort and familiarization who will encourage
open dialogue.

“Each year, 12 million young people contract an STI and there is an
undeniable urgency to target safer sex messages that are interactive,
engaging, and relevant to their lives and experiences. With the Know
Your Status Tour, we are doing our part to educate our youth on the
importance of being tested regularly for STIs and help them form good
sexual health habits that they can take with them long into adulthood,”
Grace explains.

The tour will feature celebrity panel discussions, breakout discussions,
specialized school activities, social media pledges and musical
performances by influential artists including Epic Records’ Hip-Hop
artist Kent Jones (DJ Khaled/We the Best Music Group). Students
who participate in STD and HIV testing will receive a custom t-shirt and
be eligible to win prizes including: 1) $5,000 student scholarship, 2)
Pimp My Dorm Room for participating schools, and 3) tablet giveaway for
each campus.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 10 million young adults in the U.S. alone contract an STD each year
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the most commonly reported STDs in the U.S.
  • 1 in 4 sexually active young women are living with an STD

The KYST Schedule
4/12/17:
Tallahassee – FAMU (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University)

Nina
Parker – Moderator
Kent Jones – Artist
Cordell Broadus –
Panelist
Chris Grace – Panelist
Jacquees – Panelist

4/20/17: Atlanta – CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY
Karen Civil –
Moderator
Kent Jones – Artist
Cordell Broadus – Panelist
Nina
Parker – Panelist
Don Benjamin – Panelist
Sibley –
Panelist
Amber Rose – Panelist

4/26/17: Houston – TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Karen
Civil – Moderator
Kent Jones – Artist
Cordell Broadus –
Panelist
Nina Parker – Panelist
Don Benjamin – Panelist
Amber
Rose – Panelist

To learn more about The KYST and AHF Youth Task Force, please
visit www.KnowYourStatusTour.com.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
700,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare
and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

Contacts

Echoing Soundz:
Echo Hattix: echohattix@echoingsoundz.net
Moses
Hill: moses@echoingsoundz.net
or
AHF:
Christopher
Johnson,
Associate Director of Communications, AHF
+1.323.960.4846
work
+1.310.880.9913 mobile
christopher.johnson@aidshealth.org