Florida-Based Organization Encourages Black Women To Be Tested For HIV
The one-year-old Florida-based organization Sistas Organizing to Survive on Saturday held a rally in Orlando that sought to raise awareness of HIV among black women and encourage them to be tested, the Orlando Sentinel reports. According to Debbie Tucci, coordinator for the Orange County Health Department's HIV/AIDS program, one in 68 black women in the state is living with HIV/AIDS and many are unaware they are infected. AIDS has been a leading cause of death for black women ages 25 to 44 in the state for the past 15 years, the Sentinel reports (Ruano González, Orlando Sentinel, 6/21).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.