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Start Talking Alabama

Start Talking Alabama seeks to increase HIV awareness and decrease the stigma by sharing prevention, testing, and treatment information, and support.

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In Alabama, adolescents and young adults aged 15-29 years are twice as likely to be infected with HIV as the average Alabama resident. Among adolescent and young adult African American males aged 15-29 years, sex with another male is the predominant risk factor reported among newly diagnosed HIV infections. Recent trends over the previous decade show an alarming increase in the number of HIV infections among African American males aged 15-29 years reporting sex with another male.

Start Talking Alabama Live Satellite & Webcast

Watch On Demand: Stigma and Discrimination in the LGBTQ Community in Alabama. CEUs are available.

Start Talking Alabama Video Series

Subscribe to Start Talking Alabama on YouTube and watch our monthly video series discussing the challenges of being a black male who is attracted to men and living in the south. We'll host a Twitter chat following the release of each video, so follow @StartTalkingAL and #StartTalkingAL to join the conversation. You can also follow the campaign on Facebook, and Instagram for more information.

Free STD Testing

Birmingham AIDS Outreach is partnering with UAB to offer free screenings for sexually transmitted infections/diseases at two Birmingham locations.

  • Birmingham AIDS Outreach (205 32nd Street S) every Monday-Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Magic City Acceptance Center (412 37th Street S) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This service is free and no appointment is needed. Download the flyer for more information.

The Game Changer Project - Birmingham

The Game Changer Project devotes it’s energy and resources to the Greater-Birmingham area to help prevent the spread of HIV and to help people with HIV/AIDS live healthy, independent lives. Visit Game Changer to learn more.

Page last updated: April 4, 2022