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Minnesota: National Black HIV/AIDS Day Set for Monday

February 7, 2011

The Minnesota Department of Health will mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Monday by offering free, confidential testing and by sponsoring numerous events across the state. In 2009, HIV infection rates for African-American residents were roughly 11 times higher than for whites; among African-born communities, rates were about 20 times greater. MDOH's Peter Carr said these communities face unique issues that contribute to the high rates, including disease-related stigma and poverty. For a listing of state-sponsored testing and events, go to www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hiv/worldaidsday/nbhaad/nbhaadcalendar.html#testing.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
02.06.2011


This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.

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TheBody.com's HIV/AIDS Resource Center for African Americans
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