Pfizer announces program to fight HIV among Southern minorities
BY Advocate.com Editors
May 22 2003 11:00 PM ET
The Pfizer Foundation, the philanthropic arm of pharmaceutical company Pfizer, announced a new program Wednesday to address the spread of HIV/AIDS among minority groups throughout the Southern United States, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The program will offer $3 million in grants over three years to groups focusing on HIV prevention and education programs for African-Americans and Latinos in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The program comes just one month after the Southern State AIDS and STD Directors Working Group released a report, titled HIV/AIDS and STDs in the South: A Call to Action," which showed that HIV is spreading more quickly in the South than in any other part of the nation.