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STD/HIV Prevention Program: East Side Health District, Illinois

Description:

East Side Health District has the second highest HIV infection rate in the state, a health outcome which disproportionately affects African Americans.  As a result, the community and the health district have identified HIV prevention as a major health issue and priority. The East Side Health District uses outreach and education, as well as screening and counseling at community settings, to increase risk-reducing behavior and decrease infection rates. Working from community settings enables the health department to reach the highest risk populations including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, and IV drug users as well as their partners.

Toolkit:

UW's Health Disparities Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Health Promotion and Health Education, HIV/AIDS, Minority

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

University of Washington School of Nursing Department of Psychosocial and Community Health

Submitted:

03/17/2010

Modified:

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