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June 24, 3004

Albany - Albany ranks sixth in the state in HIV cases.

Most of those infected are African American males.

The Centers for Disease Control and Georgia Department of Human Resources have teamed up to make people P.A.U.S.E. to slow down the growing epidemic.

P.A.U.S.E. stands for Promoting Awareness of HIV using safer sex education.

The new campaign was launched Thursday. District Director of Nursing, Brenda Greene, says, "We do know that African American males are less likely to start treatments as early as some of the other populations."

You can get a free HIV test and counseling by calling 1-800-551-2728.

posted at 5:00PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com