LARGO, MD -- In an effort to raise awareness of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the Prince George’s County Health Department alongside actor and HIV/AIDs advocate Tray Chaney will host the Keeping it Sexually Safe (K.I.S.S.) Ad Screening Event. The event will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 6 p.m.to 9p.m. at the Marlow 6 Screen Theater on 3899 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748. The event will include an opportunity to meet actor Tray Chaney and view the K.I.S.S. advertisement currently playing in the theaters. It will also offer FREE HIV TESTING, K.I.S.S. giveaways, and information on safe sex practices.
“We want residents to join us for a night at the movies with a message; to get informed, get tested, get treated, and get involved,” says Pamela Creekmur, Health Officer. “Prince George’s County ranks second in the state of Maryland for HIV cases and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The County’s Health Department urges residents to Be a Part of the Healthy Revolution by carrying out K.I.S.S.’s message alongside actor Tray Chaney.”
Tray Chaney, a Prince Georges County native, talented actor, music artist, and HIV/AIDs advocate, enlisted his talent in the KISS awareness advertisement currently playing at the Marlow 6 Screen Theater and the Fox Cinemas in Greenbelt until January 25, 2014. Chaney gained fame for his role in the HBO series The Wire. He recently produced the “LIVE – World AIDS Day Anthem” which is currently playing on MTV’s music video website. It implores listeners to be smart about their sexual health. The event will include several drawings for Chaney’s recently released EP which includes the “LIVE – World AIDS Day Anthem” and autographed pictures.
For more information about the K.I.S.S. campaign please call the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control at 301-883-7865-or visit beSTDfree.com. Individuals seeking to Be a Part of the Healthy Revolution should visit the MyPGCHealthyRevolution.org website which is a premier online gateway to a variety of the County’s healthcare services. Residents can also call 301-883-7865.