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NEW YORK: Mount Vernon's Annual Arts Festival this Weekend


Journal News (White Plains) (09.18.08) - Wednesday, September

This weekend's Arts on Third Festival in Mount Vernon's Third Street area will feature art, food, entertainment, and a potentially life-saving message about HIV/AIDS. Organizers have decided to use the event to highlight the growing HIV infection rates among Latinas and African-American women. "Arts on Third is taking on the most prolific problem affecting us all," said Gilbert Rodriguez, a caseworker who serves patients through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program. Rodriguez will be among those offering HIV tests at the festival. Music producer Maria Davis, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1995, will talk to festival-goers about her condition and how they can avoid infection. "We are in 2007, and people are still having sex without condoms," she said. "What is it going to take to get that information out there?"


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