Florida: Feds Step in to Fight Broward's Stubborn AIDS Epidemic
December 20, 2011
Federal officials are bringing additional resources to help Broward County boost HIV testing, prevention education, and treatment to address its stubborn HIV/AIDS epidemic. Federal and county health officials are meeting with local health, political, and business leaders to push for bolder approaches, as part of a national effort targeting about a dozen large jurisdictions with high infection rates.
HIV testing also will need to be conducted in unconventional settings, such as at stores, youth clubs, churches, and other community venues, said Dale Holness, a Broward County commissioner involved in the campaign. Prevention efforts will be audience-tailored, such as reaching young adults through social media and nightclubs, where substance use can lead to unsafe behavior, he said.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale)
12.11.2011; Bob LaMendola
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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