CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update Ministers Join to Fight Against AIDS
March 21, 2000
Miami Herald Online (www.herald.com) (03/21/00)
Enoch Milien, a funeral director and associate pastor at a
Miami church, has started the first group effort by minority
clergy in South Florida to attack AIDS, called the Conference
of Haitian Pastors United in Christ. The group of more than
70 pastors plans to offer AIDS education in their churches and
neighborhoods, with courses in HIV prevention care to be
offered along with standard Sunday school education. There
are an estimated 300,000 Haitian Americans in South Florida.
AIDS is striking more minorities in South Florida, with
Haitians accounting for 2,389 AIDS cases since 1981.