New York: Forum Focuses on Reducing Stigma of HIV/AIDS
July 12, 2011
A forum dedicated to reducing the stigma of homosexuality and HIV/AIDS, sponsored by the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Buffalo (BLCAB), drew about 40 people to the Buffalo Museum of Science on June 28.
"Hopefully, we'll come out of here with some sure-fire action steps," said Donna Chapman, affiliate services coordinator for the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. "There's no sense of talking just to talk, because we've been talking about HIV [for] 30 years. We've had 30 years of inaction, 30 years of misaction." Shame and denial, she said, are to blame for missed prevention opportunities in Buffalo's black community, which is seeing a growing rate of HIV/AIDS.
06.29.2011; Harold McNeil
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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