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170884117It’s been over three decades since the nation and world first learned about the HIV Virus and the deadly disease AIDS.  There”s been lots of misinformation. But also in those decades there’s been lots of information, positive information about the disease and ways it can be treated.  despite advance in medicine which allows those who contract the HIV Virus and those who get AIDS to live normal lives, HIV/AIDS is growing in the African-American community.  Both nationwide and here in Indiana and Indianapolis.  Every February, groups and organizations concerned about HIV/AIDS host activities and programs around National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  A group who works educating the community about HIV/AIDS and helping those who’ve contracted the virus and contract provide treatment for those with AIDS appeared on Afternoons with Amos to talk about the disease. Dierdre Coleman of the Indianapolis Urban League talked with Amos and listeners along with three members of Brothers United, a local and statewide organization that provides treatment, education and confidential testing. Executive Director Larry Jimison, Anthony Smith and Perry Green of Brothers United along with Coleman stressed that among Blacks HIV/AIDS is growing, among young adults, among women and even among Blacks over age 50.  Unprotected sex and a lack of education and information is among the major reasons the disease is spreading in the Black community.  Events like one planned for the at Ivy Tech/Main Indianapolis Campus February 7th is one way groups like the Urban League and Brothers United are educating our community about the disease as it exists today; not 30 years ago.  To learn more and get the real facts Click the Arrow and Listen to Amos’ Interview With Those Sponsoring the Indianapolis Event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Runs 26 Minutes ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.

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