Concern Rising Over HIV Among Utah's African Immigrants
August 20, 2012
Utah's Refugee Services Office (RSO) is one of several organizations encouraging African community groups to hold HIV/AIDS education events in a bid to address fear and confusion on the part of many immigrants.
"If we did some more systematic testing, we would maybe find out it really isn't a problem," said Heather Bush, HIV education specialist for UDH. She hopes to see the data broken out further, as some others states have done, to clarify whether HIV actually is a growing problem in Utah's African community. This knowledge would be key to accessing resources to target this population, she said.
Salt Lake Tribune
08.13.2012; Julia Lyon
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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