African-American group plans HIV outreach effort

The Wichita,
Kan.-based African-American advocacy group Sankofa Health
Collective, noting that blacks make up 6% of the state's
population but account for 26% of its HIV cases,
recently met to discuss launching culturally specific
HIV prevention and educational outreach programs, the
Wichita Eagle reports. About 60 people
attended the collective’s meeting, held at Wichita
State University, and discussed ways to encourage
African-Americans to talk with family members and
friends about HIV and urge them to get tested, to discourage
drug use among blacks, and how to combat unhealthy
sexual messages in music and movies that are popular
with African-American audiences. The group hopes to
launch HIV outreach efforts in the coming months.

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