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Southern researcher gets grant to fight HIV/AIDS


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Southern University researcher soon will have nearly $1 million at her disposal to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.

The Advocate reports ( ) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently granted Alma Thornton, director of Southern's Center for Social Research, a three-year, $900,000 federal grant to further her work.

The goal is to target substance abuse and HIV prevention programs to African American college students, between 18 and 24, and other young adults in communities showing heightened risk of substance abuse and/or contracting HIV/AIDS.


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