Mississippi: Organization Empowers Women and Girls to Be HIV-Free
March 14, 2011
On Thursday, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, representatives from the South Mississippi AIDS Task Force visited students at Gulfport High to talk about preventing the disease. All too often, teens' knowledge of sex and STDs comes from other teens, said SMATF's Trinette Crump.
"I enjoy coming to the high school because I'm able to reach girls from age 14, 15, up to the age of 18," Crump said. "You're able to give out information to the teens that they can go home and discuss with their parents [and] with their other peers so they can become more educated and more involved."
03.10.2011; Danielle Thomas
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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