Churches, Faith Groups Speak Up About HIV in Black Communities

Two stories reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation today highlight the efforts of church leaders and faith-based groups to confront fear, stigma, and other challenges facing HIV/AIDS efforts among African American communities.

>> Baptist Conference Addresses HIV/AIDS In Black Community
“Fear, religious beliefs and cultural differences are among the reasons why blacks do not get tested for HIV, participants of the National Baptist Convention USA’s annual Congress of Christian Education conference being held in Detroit, said on Monday, the Detroit Free Press reports. As part of the five-day conference, religious leaders discussed ways to address the high rates of HIV and AIDS among the black community.”  (Read more)

>> Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Religious Groups Join Efforts To Encourage HIV Testing
“A Christian-theater troupe and other area religious leaders are participating in HIV testing efforts targeting the black community in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as part of National HIV Testing Day, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.”  (Read more)

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~ by h.e.g. on June 25, 2009.

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