CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma Health Department Targets Blacks for AIDS
February 1, 2012
Associated Press (02.01.12) - Wednesday, February 01, 2012
In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on
Feb. 7, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is
spotlighting the epidemic's impact on the black community and
urging people to be tested for the virus. Department figures
show the rate of new HIV/AIDS cases among blacks in the state
is nearly five times that of other racial or ethnic groups.
Free, confidential HIV testing will be available on Feb. 7 in
Tulsa and at sites across the state.