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Mens' organization promotes AIDS awareness

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In 2007, there were more than 18,000 people with HIV or Aids in Georgia. A men's group is trying to educate south Georgia youth about the disease.  

100 Black Men of southwest Georgia has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control to hold an "Act against Aids" leadership initiative.

Saturday, they'll host 100 students from Terrell County at Albany State University's Criminal Justice Building to educate them about the disease. Students will hear a first-hand account from someone living with HIV. 

"One thing they'll get is real life information. We have a person coming in that's been living with HIV for a number of years now so they'll be able to put a face on it," said Sanford Hillsman of 100 Black Men.  

Georgia ranks sixth in the nation in the number of HIV positive people. Saturday's program at Albany State University begins at 10:00.

 

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