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HIV/AIDS Group Aimed at Spanish Speakers Opens New Offices in Miami’s Little Havana
Union Positiva, a group that seeks to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among Spanish speakers, opened its new offices on Wednesday in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, the Miami Herald reports. The group, which was founded five years ago to help disseminate HIV/AIDS information in Latin American countries, has expanded to include HIV services ranging from testing and counseling to prevention and treatment education and outreach in Miami. "We really see the need for providing services to this community," Miguel Espinal, the group's director of prevention services, said. Miami recorded the nation's highest rate of new AIDS cases in the
12-month period ending last June, according to the CDC; about 60 people per 100,000 residents have AIDS (Cordovi, Miami Herald, 5/16).
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