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Massachusetts: Fenway & AIDS Action Screens "AIDS in Black America"

February 13, 2014

This article was reported by Edge on the Net.

Edge on the Net reported on a free screening of the PBS documentary "Endgame: AIDS in Black America," in Boston on Valentine's Day, February 14. The viewing is sponsored by a partnership among AIDS Action, Fenway Health, and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research. The film will play from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the AIDS Action Committee office, 75 Amory Street, Boston. It is open to the public but the committee requests confirmation from interested attendees.

Recent CDC statistics on the period between 2006 and 2010 demonstrated a 48-percent increase in new HIV incidences among black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men ages 13–29. AIDS advocacy groups urge targeted campaigns to reduce this heavy burden on the African-American community. "African Americans and other black populations are disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS. That was the case at the start of the AIDS epidemic and that disparity has only deepened with time," said Rebecca Haag, CEO of AIDS Action Committee. "We need to keep talking about the issue, and to keep bringing attention and resources to it."

According to AIDS Action, in conjunction with their partners, their efforts to target populations most vulnerable to HIV infection realized a 52-percent reduction in new HIV diagnoses in Massachusetts. This statistic would mean that 6,300 people who otherwise might have been infected did not get HIV, resulting in a savings of more than $2.4 billion in HIV-related healthcare costs.

AIDS Action provides education, outreach, and prevention services to black men and women vulnerable to HIV in Massachusetts, as well as one in six HIV-positive people living in the state. To confirm attendance to the film screening, contact Keturah Blalock at kblalock@aac.org or (617) 450–1510.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.

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