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Hot! AHF’s HBCU College Tour To Promote Sexual Health Awareness & STD Prevention

ATLANTA, GA (April 19, 2017) – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced today its Atlanta date for the Know Your Status Tour (KYST), a multi-city youth awareness campaign geared towards educating college students on the importance of safer sex, taking the proper precautions to avoid contracting STDs, how to be treated and form positive sexual health habits as they move into adulthood.

The Know Your Status tour will stop at Clark Atlanta University’s Juanita Powell Baranco, JD Multi-Purpose room on Thursday, April 20th at 3:00 p.m. and will feature a live music performance by Ari Lennox and celebrity panelists including Amber Rose, Jacquees, Don Benjamin, Cordell Broadus, Sibley Scoles and sex expert Shannon Boodram. Social media strategist Karen Civil will moderate the discussion.

Know Your Status Tour stop at Atlanta University Center

Thursday, April 20th 3:00 PM

Juanita Powell Baranco Multi-Purpose Room
Clark Atlanta University

KYST kicked off its 2017 dates on Wednesday, April 12th at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida. The Atlanta University Center is the second stop on the tour and will be followed by Texas Southern University in Houston, TX on Wednesday, April 26th (see list of talent/participants below). Chris Grace, founder of AHF’s KYST initiative, creatively meshed the worlds of social impact with sexual education on the tour by selecting respected influencers to create an environment of comfort and familiarization who will encourage open dialogue.

“Each year, 12 million young people contract an STI and there is an undeniable urgency to target safer sex messages that are interactive, engaging, and relevant to their lives and experiences. With the Know Your Status Tour, we are doing our part to educate our youth on the importance of being tested regularly for STIs and help them form good sexual health habits that they can take with them long into adulthood,” Grace explains.

The tour will feature celebrity panel discussions, breakout discussions, specialized school activities, social media pledges and musical performances by influential artists Jacquees, Kent Jones and Ari Lennox. Students who participate in STD and HIV testing will receive a custom t-shirt and be eligible to win prizes including: 1) $5,000 student scholarship, 2) Pimp My Dorm Room for participating schools, and 3) tablet giveaway for each campus.


Karen Civil – Moderator
Ari Lennox – Artist
Amber Rose – Panelist
Cordell Broadus – Panelist
Nina Parker – Panelist
Don Benjamin – Panelist
Sibley – Panelist
Jacquees – Panelist
Shannon Boodram – Panelist


Karen Civil – Moderator
Kent Jones – Artist
Cordell Broadus – Panelist
Nina Parker – Panelist
Don Benjamin – Panelist
Amber Rose – Panelist

To learn more about The KYST and AHF Youth Task Force, please visit

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