This week marks five years since former Ohio Congresswoman, Stephanie Tubbs Jones died. 

She had many accomplishments, including being the first African American woman to be elected into Congress from the State of Ohio.  But also among her many achievements, a legacy that prevails today was her leadership in the fight for greater HIV/AIDS awareness. 

“It’s amazing, Stephanie Tubbs Jones was not just a natural advocate for many people, but for issues that are very controversial.  She was a very brave woman and in 1998, stood not only with the HIV and AIDS community but actually got HIV tested and then was part of a National Campaign called, ‘Got AIDS.’  She was a newly elected Congresswoman at that time and not afraid of anything,” said Garith Fulham, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.

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The event will kick-off with a news conference at 10 a.m. at the RTA’s Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center.  As that’s going on and after, six different locations city-wide will be offering free HIV testing, education and awareness.

Those locations include:

  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center                       9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 13944 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland, OH
  • The Free Clinic                                                                  12:00 pm to 07:00 pm
  • 12201 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44106
  • Care Alliance Health Center                                          8:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • 1530 St. Clair Ave., NE, Cleveland 44114
  • AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland                         10:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • 4700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 44103
  • Lakewood Park, Women’s Pavilion                           3:00 pm to 07:00 pm
  • 14532 Lake Avenue, Cleveland 44107
  • Call & Post                                                                        9:00 am to 01:00 pm
  • 11800 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44120

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