Pennsylvania HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Targets Prevention, Treatment Programs Toward Older Adults
March 18, 2008
The AIDS Planning Coalition of South Central Pennsylvania is targeting a new HIV prevention and treatment program toward older adults in their 60s and 70s, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
In addition, the Hamilton HOPE Program has launched a new HIV education campaign involving older populations. The campaign is offering no-cost HIV testing and counseling and provides gift cards to people who receive an HIV test, the Patriot-News reports. According to Regina King, director of the program, about 1,800 people in the area received an HIV test last year and three people per 100 were found to be HIV-positive. King added that the campaign aims to inform people that everyone who has had sex without a condom, regardless of age, is at risk for HIV and should be tested (Wenner, Harrisburg Patriot-News, 3/17).
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