California: Black Churches Mounting AIDS Campaign
March 16, 2010
Nearly 40 area black churches were holding services to commemorate National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, March 7-13.
In addition to providing free HIV screenings, churches are working to overcome stigma associated with the disease. "It's the life of the person who's got it that's more important than how they got it," said the Rev. Ikenna Kokayi, president of the United African-American Ministerial Action Council. The southeast San Diego-based group sponsored a campaign-related outreach earlier in the month and has tested almost 200 high-risk people for HIV so far this year.
San Diego Union-Tribune
03.12.2010; Leonel Sanchez
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