Kentucky: Church, Hope Center Band Together Against HIV/AIDS
August 6, 2010
An HIV/AIDS awareness event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Lexington's Douglass Park. The outreach is being presented by St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Hope Center, a community agency assisting homeless and at-risk persons. In addition to food, live music, and inflatables for the kids, the outreach will feature rapid-result HIV testing. In 2008, the Hope Center received a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to expand free testing, prevention education, and treatment for blacks, Hispanics, and substance abusers, said Amber Cronen, project director for its HIV grants.
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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