Take Charge. Take the Test. "Look Out For Yourself" PSA (:60)
As part of the Take Charge. Take the Test. campaign, this 60 second PSA encourages African American women to get tested for HIV. Locations for a free HIV test can be found by visiting hivtest.org/takecharge or calling 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). Created: 3/7/2012 by National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Date Released: 3/7/2012. Series Name: CDC Radio.
Music: Soft steady beat. The song is spoken word..
(AA female, with conviction)
Standing together, hand-in-hand
You're my partner, my friend, you're my strong black man
When we're apart, I still think of you
I wonder what you say; I wonder what you do
When we’re together it’s like nothing else
But I'm getting tested...gotta look out for myself.
You feel as if you've known him forever, but that doesn't mean you know everything. Of all the women living with HIV in the U.S., about 66% are African American. And, most of these women got HIV by having unprotected sex with a man.
The good news is more women are getting tested for HIV, because they realize no one can look out for them better than they can. Whatever the result, there are treatment and support programs available in your community.
To find out where you can get a free HIV test, visit hivtest.org/takecharge or call 1-800-CDC-INFO. That’s 1-800-232-4636. If you’ve had unprotected sex, get tested for HIV. Take Charge. Take the Test.
A message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.