Do you know your status?
Celebrity Amber Rose will join a host of others, including actress Nina Parker, Ari Lennox, Jacquees and Cordell Broadus at Clark Atlanta University at noon on Thursday to talk about sexual health.
It’s part of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s “Know Your Status Tour”, which kicked off earlier this month at FAMU and will hit other colleges campuses in the coming days.
The initiative, founded by Chris Grace, meshes the worlds of celebrity and social impact with sexual education. The goal is to have an open dialogue with college students.
It’s an important topic right now.
A stunning report recently showed that Georgia ranked high among other states with cases of sexually transmitted diseases.
Georgia was among the top "most sexually diseased” states.
The report, created by BackgroundChecks.org weighted the data from the CDC and agencies and factored in the surveys for the final ranking.
It showed a gonorrhea rate of 158.3 cases per 100,000 residents and a chlamydia rate of 570.8 per 100,000 people, Georgia came in at No. 7 of the 50 states.
Additionally, a 2016 CDC analysis found that one in 51 Georgians is likely to be diagnosed with HIV over the course of his or her lifetime .
According to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, 12 million young people annually will contract an STD, also known as a sexually transmitted infection.
The idea is that the tour will help students form good sexual health habits. The event will include discussions, social media pledges and musical performances. Students who participate in STD and HIV testing will receive a T-shirt and be eligible to win prizes including a scholarship.
The event will be held at the Juanita Powell Baranco Multi-Purpose Room at Clark Atlanta University.