Tennessee: Outreach Program, Hotline Link HIV-Positive Residents With Needed Services
October 26, 2010
With direct federal funding, the Shelby County Ryan White program was formed in 2008 to address the area's high rate of new HIV/AIDS cases. Memphis and the eight surrounding counties average 450 new cases each year. Of the region's 7,156 people living with HIV, more than 80 percent are African American.
"We found there are a lot of people who didn't realize there were services available to help them," said Lisa Krull, contracts coordinator for the program, which is administered by the county Division of Community Services.
Commercial Appeal (Memphis)
10.21.2010; Barbara Bradley
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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