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Barbara Lee to Participate in National HIV Testing Day



Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 25, 2009, at 11:00AM on the House Triangle Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-9) along with the National Association of People with AIDS and Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Donna M. Christensen (D-VI) will host a press conference to underscore the importance of HIV testing and encourage all people to get tested and know their status.

Following the conclusion of the press conference, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and other Members will proceed to the Prevention Works HIV Testing Van, which will be located at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and C Street, SE to be tested. Testing will be available to all until approximately 3:00pm. All testing and results will be confidential. For additional information on HIV testing please call Prevention Works at (202) 588-5580.


To obtain press credentials for this event, members of the media should contact one of the following House Media Galleries:

·       House Radio- Television Gallery: (202) 225-5214 or radiotv@mail.house.gov

·       House Daily Press Gallery: (202) 225-3945

·       House Periodical Gallery: (202) 225-2941 or periodical.press@mail.house.gov


WHO:            Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)

      Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA)

      Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

      Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen (D-VI)

      Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

      Dr. Kevin Fenton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      Mr. Frank Oldham, Jr., National Association of People With AIDS

      Mr. Phill Wilson, Black AIDS Institute

      Mr. John Tedstrom, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

      Dr. Phillip Terry, Prevention Works


WHAT:   National HIV Testing Day Press Conference/ HIV Testing

WHEN:   Thursday, January 25, 2009

                11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

WHERE:  The House Triangle

                (Located in the grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol's East Front)

                U.S. Capitol


                Rain Location


                U.S. Capitol


                HIV Testing Van

                New Jersey Ave & C Street SE

                (Adjacent to Lot 1, behind the Cannon House Office Building)



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