Delaware: AIDS Conference Rescheduled for Friday
February 19, 2003
A Delaware conference about AIDS among African Americans has been rescheduled. The "We Need You to Survive!" conference will now be held from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday at the Wyndham Hotel, 700 King St., Wilmington. Last weekend's snowfall forced organizers to postpone the second annual conference, hosted by the Faith Community Partnership Against HIV/AIDS. Approximately 20 people are scheduled to speak at the conference, including Mawuna Gardesey of Delaware's Office of Minority Health, who will share the latest state statistics of HIV/AIDS' effect on the black community. "This is a significant conference because we all need to pay more attention to the plight of African Americans' health, especially when it comes to HIV/AIDS," said Allison Taylor Levine of the state Department of Health and Social Services. Anonymous and free AIDS tests using saliva swabs will be available during the conference on a walk-in basis. Test results will be returned in two weeks. For information, telephone 302-472-3302.Adapted from:
News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
02.17.03; Robin Brown
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.