CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateCALIFORNIA: Center Offers Support Group for Men with HIV/AIDS
By Leo Zou
October 30, 2013
Richmond Confidential (Richmond, Calif.) (10.29.2013)
An article in Richmond Confidential reported that Richmond, Calif., has more individuals with HIV/AIDS than any other city in Contra Costa County but lacks suitable services for this population. The nonprofit organization Rainbow Community Center has stepped forward to offer a support group for HIV/AIDS-positive men living in the city. The center began the group in August after a countywide survey expressed a need for such services. According to Tech Tran, a support group facilitator, stigma exists for those who identify as gay in the African-American community, and Richmond lacks resources for individuals to get tested and receive education on HIV/AIDS. For further information on the support group, contact Tran at (925) 692–0090, extension 339.