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HIV prevention is about so much more than protecting yourself and others. Contact Angela for a free HIV test kit, or to participate in our private or group sessions, and you may get free gift cards!

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(Angela is wearing a magenta shirt, standing in front of a tan wall and aloe plant. When she starts signing, two conversation bubbles with a red HIV ribbon & “STDs” appear)
Maybe you’ve noticed that discussions about HIV tend to focus on men, and overlook women. Even though women can also get HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but have limited information.
(text box “Angela Elenes Community Health Educator”)
Time to change that. I’m Angela, *name sign*.
Does HIV prevention only mean learning how to avoid HIV and STDs? No, it’s more than that. It’s about building your self-confidence, so you feel more comfortable going to clinics and advocating for yourself about your health and body. It’s about reducing the stigma around HIV and STDs. It’s also about
cherishing your body, and your relationships with other people.
(“build self-confidence, reduce negative stigma, improve your relationships with yourself and with others” appear while Angela signs.)
(Red HIV ribbon with “free HIV test kits”, icons showing an one-on-one conversation, and a group of three people)
That’s why GLAD is ready to provide free at-home HIV testing kits, private sessions, and group workshops.
(image of two gift cards) Great news! Upon completion of private or group sessions, you may receive gift cards!
We’re here to provide accurate information and support. If you’re interested in our meetings or getting a HIV test, please contact me.
(text box “Angela Elenes aelenes@gladinc.org VP: (323) 892-2220”)
All sessions will be on videophone or Zoom, and always confidential.
(icon of lock with eye appears; icon showing video chat on computer)
(Fade out to aloe plant and tan background with black words:
“GLAD invites Deaf & Hard of Hearing women to our HIV Prevention Program*.
Free HIV test kits. Private & group sessions.
Angela Elenes
aelenes@gladinc.org
VP: (323) 892-2220
*Funded by LA County DHSP”)

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