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EMPOWER Yourself at #ESSENCEFEST 2017!

Did someone say FREE HIV testing, photo booth, games and giveaways!? That’s right! Greater Than AIDS, the Louisiana Office of Public Health and the Black AIDS Institute will be back in New Orleans at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival® Presented By Coca-Cola®, June 30 thru July 2 to answer your questions about HIV!

Photo booth at 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New OrleansStop by the Greater Than AIDS booth in the Community Corner of the Expo Hall of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from 10:00 am-5:30 pm to get your free HIV test and be entered in daily concert ticket raffles. INSTI tests, donated by bioLytical™ Laboratories Inc., take just one minute with results provided by trained counselors.

Spin the trivia wheel to test your HIV IQ and win prizes. Snap a picture at the photo booth and show that you ARE Greater Than AIDS. Find out about PrEP – the pill to prevent HIV – and get your questions answered about prevention and treatment by onsite experts.

Greater Than AIDS is a leading national public information response focused on the U.S. domestic epidemic. Through targeted media messages and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS works to increase knowledge, reduce stigma and promote actions to stem the spread of the disease.

For more information about the festival, including ticket sales, accommodations and updates, go to