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Florida: HIV Outreach Network Urges People to Reach Out, Educate

July 17, 2012

The Outreach Community Care Network held its first event at the John H. Dickerson Community Center in Daytona Beach on Saturday. An estimated one-third of Volusia County's 1,300 HIV/AIDS patients live in the 32114 ZIP code, which includes the Midtown neighborhood where the meeting took place.

The approximately 100 people who attended learned about HIV/AIDS issues as well as services available from Outreach, and were offered free HIV testing. "A lot of people, because of the stigma and discrimination that goes on with people who have HIV, they're scared to even find out if they have it," said Nicholas Harris, a prevention specialist with Outreach.

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