Michigan: Aid for AIDS Is Sparse
June 14, 2010
The Michigan AIDS Coalition is keeping alive its commitment to HIV prevention, a mission that at least one staffer has been pursuing for decades.
"I came to this work in 1985," said MAC's special grants coordinator Terry Ryan. After the introduction of AZT, "I thought we'd all be home and getting on with our lives by the late '80s," Ryan said.
Instead, some 33,000 people are now living with HIV in Michigan, where both MAC and its prevention message have evolved to address a radically different epidemic. In the last quarter of 2009, 26 percent of the new HIV cases in Michigan were among people younger than 25. Blacks accounted for 60 percent.
06.03.2010; Neal Rubin
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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