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AFC Weighs in on New CDC Data

January 2, 2013

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In case you missed it, here's a quick roundup of AFC in the news, over the holiday week, responding to the latest HIV statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in late December.

To read AFC's full statement in response to the CDC statistics, click here.

Leslie Mann, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, focused her story on the rise of HIV infections among young gay men. She interviewed David Ernesto Munar, AFC president/CEO, on the dilemma.

"Gay youth are so vulnerable because they often feel like they have no one to talk to," said David Ernesto Munar, president and CEO of AIDS Foundation of Chicago. "They rely on peers for information, and their peers aren't necessarily giving them the right information."

 

 

To read the full Tribune story, click here.

And Chicago Sun-Times health reporter Monifa Thomas took a look at the decrease of new HIV infections among African-American women. As noted in her story, AFC also hails progress in HIV testing right here in Chicago.

Read the Sun-Times story by clicking here.

 

Categorized under Inside Story.

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