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10 Black HIV/AIDS Advocates Who Are Making a Difference

April 2, 2012

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Michael T. Everett

Michael T. Everett, Team Leader of the Capacity Building Assistance Program, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York

"Harm reduction" is a way of dealing with risky behavior to lessen the potential damage done to the individual and the surrounding community. Yet there are so many misconceptions about what harm reduction means, and who it can serve. Most times it's believed to be solely about drug use, which can play into why some communities reject the notion immediately.

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