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Congress has restructured the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) program to funnel more money into areas struggling to control the epidemic—a move with significant ramifications for some of our nation's biggest cities. We run this story courtesy of our friends at Kaiser Health News.


Congress Revamps Housing Program To Benefit Areas Where HIV Is Spreading

Shyronn Jones, 39, and her children, Shyloh, 5, and Shymere, 14, live in Atlanta. The federal program called Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS helps Jones afford an apartment near a park where her daughter can safely play.

In a bipartisan push, Congress has restructured a federal program that provides housing assistance for people living with HIV to funnel more money into areas struggling to control the outbreak.


Meet the Black AIDS Institute's Justin Woods: I Felt Responsible to Decrease the HIV Burden on People Like Me

Justin Woods, Program Coordinator, Black AIDS Institute

After volunteering in Rwanda, the 26-year-old recently started his professional career with the Black AIDS Institute, working with the Black Treatment Advocate Network (BTAN) in Chicago, Detroit and Louisiana.


BTAN Charlotte Offers 3-Day Science and Treatment Training

Solita Jefferies, Patient Navigator in HIV and Community Services, Mecklenburg County Health Department

Black people are often underrepresented at international and other conferences where news about HIV/AIDS is released, including the most recent scientific and biomedical breakthroughs.

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