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SAN FRANCISCO: High HIV/AIDS Rates Still a Problem in Oakland - Part II




 

SFGate.com (12.12.12) Aids Weekly Plus

Kaiser Permanente has funded the East Bay Community Foundation to provide year-long grants of $75,000 to Cal-Pep, the HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County, Lifelong Medical Care, Tri-City Health Center, and W.O.R.L.D. for HIV/AIDS prevention, education, testing, and connection to care. Oakland community organizations and the health care providers from Kaiser Oakland Medical Center have committed to focusing prevention efforts on young African American men, a segment of Oakland’s population for which HIV rates are rising. Although providers have improved ability to treat HIV, less progress has been made in preventing HIV infections, said Sally Slome, MD, of Kaiser Oakland Medical Center. Knowing HIV status is important for both prevention and care; persons who do not know they are HIV-infected can spread the virus. Slome noted that individuals without a primary care physician are not offered HIV testing. The Kaiser Oakland Medical Center also offers a support group for men 18 to 30.



 


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