The Movement is a community center that provides HIV prevention activities for young black gay/bisexual, and same gender loving men between the ages of 13 and 29. The Movement is a satellite office of NO/AIDS Task Force that provides:
- On and off-site rapid HIV counseling, testing and referral
- ME + U – A young gay/bisexual men’s social networking program (http://www.facebook.com/MEplusU504)
- A drop in safe space for young gay/bisexual men,
- A Youth Advisory Board that oversees the development of The Movement.
- One-on-one counseling for individuals who are struggling to adopt or maintain risk reduction behaviors
In Louisiana, Black and African Americans make up only 32% of the state’s population but account for 74% and 78% of all new HIV and AIDS cases respectively. In 2010, of the new HIV diagnoses among African Americans in Louisiana, 47% are men who have sex with men, this rate increases to 57% when looking just within the city of New Orleans.
The Movement, a program of NO/AIDS Task Force, was created to bring a new approach to HIV prevention to address these statistics amongst the black gay/bisexual community in New Orleans. The Movement is funded through a five year grant from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), to work with and mobilize the community to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in New Orleans.
Office Hours: currently M-F 9-5pm
Drop in space hours: Wednesdays 4-7pm
The Movement-Testing Schedule (beginning Nov. 1st)
- Mondays 5:00 – 8:00 pm
- Thursdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Movement – Outreach Venue Testing
NOTE: Venue Based testing is subject to change and/or cancellation depending on holidays or events at the bars.
- The Vibe, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am, 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
- The Society Page, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am; 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
- Fusions, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month