As the world marked AIDS awareness day this December 1st, the continuing spread of HIV infected individuals particularly in poor countries, continues to stymie the experts. No longer just the concern of gay white men, in this country and in our city, there are many programs underway to bring prevention strategies to other communities showing increased infection rates. HIV outreach programs have shown tremendous potential in reducing infection rates among populations at high risk. Despite cultural, religious and poverty barriers, outreach workers are using sometimes ingenious, other times simple approaches to reaching such communities. So what do these outreach workers do?

On this episode of Community, Media and You, we’ll talk with several outreach organizers working within the Asian community and among black women. We welcome Karl Kimpo of coordinator of the HIV/STI Prevention Education Certificate Degree Program at Wilbur Wright College, Mashoun Dorsey of the Women’s Collaborative and Cotellia Flowers a prevention specialist at South Side Help Center.

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