This citywide awareness campaign for HIV education and prevention was the largest single testing event this year in the state with the goal of testing over 2,700 young adults between the ages of 15-35. Free confidential testing and consultation started on National HIV testing day at a series of locations in the greater Houston area. On June 27, the first 400 people between the ages of 15-35 received a free ticket to the concert event and a ticket to a Comets game.
Hip Hop for HIV Awareness encourages youth to get serious about knowing their status and to get tested. Each person tested received a ticket to a Houston Comets game in addition one ticket to the concert event featuring national recording hiphop artist Plies, Bun B and Fat Pimp, R&B artist Day 26 from MTV's "Making the Band" Season 4 and Mario.
The Comets will host the Minnesota Lynx for their annual Kids Day July 17 at 11am. Two days later, Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks will visit Houston on July 19 at 7:30pm. Then, the defending 2007 WNBA Champions Phoenix Mercury will face Houston on July 22 at 7:30pm. Individual game tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, go to www.houstoncomets.com.