New York: Turnout Is Low at Buffalo Latino AIDS Awareness Day Event
October 17, 2005
Organizers of Buffalo-area events Friday marking National Latino AIDS Awareness Day said they were disappointed by low turnout. Surveying those gathered at an event, Isidro Oyola of Kaleida Health's Project Reach said, "It's pathetic. Most of the participants here today are service providers. But this doesn't reflect what we do; we're always so busy. Our job today is to raise awareness." Oyola and fellow panelists from Alianza Latina and the Erie County Health Department shared information and took questions from an audience. Ronald Gonzalez of Alianza Latina urged attendees to include HIV/AIDS in their scope of health and wellness. County health department representative Rosetta Menifee said HIV/AIDS efforts must address the body, soul and spirit. "We're three dimensional," she said. "So is HIV."
10.15.05; Janice L. Habuda
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.