Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:59:39 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Chants to "keep the promise" echoed down Oglethorpe Boulevard as signs were held high to encourage all to wake up to a virus that has already killed millions.
"This can happen to anyone. This is not just a gay man's disease. And this is not just for white people. It can happen to anyone. Open your eyes," said ASU student, Shalena Baker.
Dougherty and Thomas counties have the largest populations of people infected with HIV in Southwest Georgia.
"If you have high drug use in a community, high incarceration rates, also lack of early HIV treatment that all contributes to higher HIV rates," said Southwest Georgia Health District Director, Dr. Jacqueline Grant.
More than half of all new cases worldwide are among people under the age of 25. "We add on to it by acting like it doesn't exist," said Baker.
"They may not know their partners HIV status or they may not know their partner's previous behavior. So you have this sense of false security," said Dr. Grant.
And that's why these students took their message to the courthouse steps. "I practice safe sex, and I try to make sure that those around me are doing the same," said Baker.
"A lot of what we can do starts with us. The ABC's of protecting yourself: Abstinence, Be faithful and Condoms," said Dr. Grant.
But the first step is to get tested and know your status to put an end to a deadly disease. There are more than 33-million people living with the virus worldwide. More than 25-million people have died of AIDS since 1981.