Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Funding for HIV Prevention in New Orleans

From our friends at the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES) and Brotherhood, Incorporated:

Please join IWES and Brotherhood at our Press Conference as we announce three million dollars for minority-focused HIV prevention in New Orleans!
CDC has awarded over $3 Million to the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies(IWES) and Brotherhood, Inc, two minority-focused Community-Based Organizations, to Support HIV Prevention Efforts in the New Orleans Metro Area Over the Next Five Years

The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) and Brotherhood, Inc, are holding a press conference to announce the award of over $3 Million over five years from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to provide services to at-risk communities. The two CBOs are located in Mid-City at Carrollton and Canal, bringing significant economic and social impact to this area and to the City of New Orleans.

Brotherhood and IWES, collaborative partners, are funded to provide an array of culturally proficient, HIV prevention and risk reduction services. Brotherhood provides anonymous & confidential rapid HIV testing services, small group sessions to same gender loving men of color and Transgender women, and comprehensive risk counseling services. IWES provides HIV prevention education to youth of color ages 12-18, through programs that include media development, peer education, risk reduction, referral for HIV testing, and community engagement. Brotherhood and IWES plan to make over 5,000 contacts each year through outreach activities.

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