(BLOOMINGTON, IN) - Public Health and Clinic Workers from rural communities all over the country are attending a rural aids/HIV prevention conference at Indiana University Bloomington.
The Biennial Conference is hosted by the Rural Center For Aids/STD Prevention.
Executive Director William Yarber says the center and the conference are specific to addressing the issues of rural areas and preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
This year's conference is focusing on minority populations with emphasis on African-Americans.
Yarber says Aids/HIV is a big problem among African-American men who have sex with men in the Deep South.
Yarber says the African-American community represents about half of the nation's aids cases. Yarber says the conference will also address other rural minority populations including Alaskan natives and Native Americans. The conference runs through Saturday.
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