Northeast Colorado Conference Discusses HIV/AIDS Needs Assessment Findings
June 18, 2009
Rural Solutions, an organization in northeast Colorado, held the "Community HIV/AIDS Education and Action Conference" as part of its ongoing effort to address issues related to HIV, the Sterling Journal-Advocate reports. At the conference, the organization presented the results of a recent needs assessment of HIV/AIDS services in the northeast part of the state -- conducted in partnership with the Center for Research Strategies and funded through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment -- which found that HIV prevention services in the area are limited; barriers exist for HIV testing including confidentiality and costs; and that the availability and accessibility of mental health and substance use services for at-risk people are limited as well, according to the Journal-Advocate (Jones, Sterling Journal-Advocate, 7/17).
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