Lil' Wayne, Baby, David Banner, UGK Help Raise HIV Awareness With Free Concert

ImageRappers Lil' Wayne, Baby, David Banner and UGK will perform during the "Hip Hop 4 HIV - Know Your Status" concert, which takes place this June in Houston, TX to raise youth's awareness about HIV/AIDS.

The Texstars Foundation Project is hosting the free concert featuring the superstar rappers at Houston's Reliant Arena on June 30.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Texas State Representative Borris L. Miles in 2007.

The organization's goal is to promote, sponsor, and assist inner city communities in developing education, leadership development programs, as well as promoting tolerance (racial and sexual orientation).

In order to get tickets to the free concert, fans must first attend an HIV seminar and get tested for the HIV/AIDS virus at local testing stations, which will be staffed with counselors and health professionals.

The event is also sponsored by local radio station 97.9 The Box and according to organizers, the goal is to test at least 3,000 young adults between the ages of 15-30, with the primary focus being young, African-American males and females.

According to statistics, African-American's account for almost 60% of HIV/AIDS cases among those ages 13 to 24.

In Houston, African-American's make up 18% of the population, but account for 54% of the adult HIV cases since 1999.

Those over 30-years-old can still get tested at no cost, but the free concert is for young adults between the ages of 15-30.

The concert starts at 2:00 PM and ends around 6:00 PM.

Also on the bill are Mista Madd, Shei Atkins, J. Xavier and others.

A listing of special testing stations associated with the "Hip Hop 4 HIV - Know Your Status" concert is below:

Saturday, June 2, 2007
Bee Busy
Sunnyside Multi-Service Center
4605 Wilmington
Houston, TX 77051
(off Cullen and Reed)
10a-2pm

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Planned Parenthood
Cloverland Community Center
11800 Scott
Houston, Texas 77047
6pm-8pm

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Planned Parenthood
Texas Southern University
Student Health Center
(corner of Tiewester and Blodgett)
10am-4pm

Thursday, June 7, 2007
Planned Parenthood
Crestmont Community Center
5200 Selinsky
Houston, Texas 77048
6pm-8pm

Sunday, June 10, 2007
St. Hope Foundation - SHF NHTD Testing Sites:
Conroe – MLK Park
1001 Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. Place South
Conroe, TX
3pm-7pm

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
St. Hope Foundation - SHF NHTD Testing Sites:
Brazoria County Juneteenth Celebration
Bates Park
700 Bates Park Rd.
Angleton, TX
2pm – 6pm

Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Planned Parenthood
Texas Southern University
Student Health Center
(corner of Tiewester and Blodgett)
10am-4pm

Thursday, June 21, 2007
St. Hope Foundation - SHF NHTD Testing Sites:
Missouri City Public Library
1530 Texas Parkway
Missouri City, TX
3pm-7pm

Wednesday, June 23, 2007
St. Hope Foundation - Fusion Drop-In Center
1635 Dunlavy
Houston, TX
3pm-8pm

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
St. Hope Foundation - SHF NHTD Testing Sites:
Sunnyside Multipurpose Center
4605 Wilmington
Houston, TX
10am – 6pm

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Planned Parenthood
3601 Fannin
Houston, TX 77004
10am – 6pm
Walk-ins only. No needles. Get your results in minutes.
Sponsored by the Schrader clinic.

Friday, June 29, 2007
St. Hope Foundation - SHF NHTD Testing Sites:
Sharpstown Mall
7500 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX
10am – 6pm

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