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Minority AIDS Unit Gets Grant


Florida Times-Union Online (07/07/99)

Florida has awarded the Minority AIDS Coalition of Jacksonville a $50,000 grant, and the coalition could receive $50,000 more for next year if the programs it implements are successful. The coalition--which is attempting to stem the spread of HIV among minorities--intends to hire new staffers, broaden condom distribution programs, extend HIV-testing programs with the aid of local churches, and emphasize HIV education and prevention. In Jacksonville, about 25 percent of the population is African American; however, African-Americans make up nearly 80 percent of the reported HIV infections in the city over the past year and a half.


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