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HIV/AIDS by the numbers

• Every 9.5 minutes someone new in the U.S. is infected with HIV.

• More than 1 million people in the U.S. are HIV-positive. Of those, 1 in 5 don’t know their status.

 What can you do?

• Discuss HIV/AIDS in sermons.

• Distribute educational and awareness materials.

• Train peer advocates.

• Offer HIV seminars and workshops.

• Train parents and mentors to talk to children.

• Host community health fairs.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control; Doris Green, AIDS Foundation of Chicago


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