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Advance Work Against AIDS Among Hispanic in the Southwest




 

United Press International (12/29/88)

The South Texas Outreach Project for AIDS Prevention, or STOP: AIDS, is one of several organizations trying to prevent the AIDS epidemic from hitting Hispanics in the Southwest as hard as Hispanics and blacks on the East Coast. Through surveys and studies, STOP:AIDS and the others are trying to determine how best to reach a population that does not always speak English and has high rates of illiteracy. In San Antonio, the group found that only 59 percent of Hispanic households received the AIDS information pamphlet from Surgeon General Koop. Many of those did not or could not read it. Another survey revealed that nearly half of 214 women interviewed at federal housing projects in San Antonio said they knew IV drug users. The Center for Health Policy Development, has a $1.4 million Centers for Disease Control grant to set up an information clearinghouse and help establish a network of health and human service organizations and academic groups in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.



 


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