How to reach ethnic, immigrant and youth groups with AIDS/HIV health messages
County, state and national health officials in Maryland discussed methods to increase AIDS and HIV prevention and education among minority and ethnic groups who may be misinformed about the virus.
"A big problem in minority communities is the issue of shame, being excluded, denial," said the Rev. Ken Jackson, president of the Black Minister's Conference of Montgomery County at the forum held on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College in observance of World AIDS Day.
Among the county's immigrant population, AIDS awareness is stifled by a fear that being tested or treated for HIV through government agencies could lead to deportation, said Barbara Golding of the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring.
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