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GEORGIA: Program Targets HIV in Black Women


Augusta Chronicle (02.17.2014)

The Augusta Chronicle reported that a local Augusta, Ga., organization will use a $1.6 million federal grant to reduce HIV incidence by providing African-American women with substance abuse and mental health treatment, two risk factors of acquiring the infection. According to CDC, black women in Georgia have an HIV rate that is 12 times higher than their white counterparts. The program, SHE PREVAILS, receives support from the Medical College of Georgia at the Georgia Regents University. Lara Stepleman, the program’s director, says that empowering African-American women to take control of their sexual health and negotiate complex relationships will allow them to protect themselves.


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