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Friday: March marks HIV awareness

An HIV Awareness March will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in East Palo Alto. Participants will march from Jones Mortuary at 660 Donohoe St. to East Palo Alto City Hall at 2415 University Ave., where community members will have a chance to speak at 6 p.m.

The march is sponsored by the San Mateo County Health System's STD/HIV Program. The first HIV Awareness March was held in 1996.

Half of new HIV infections in the United States are among the African American community, according to the San Mateo County Health System. In San Mateo County, 3 percent of the population is African American, with 23 percent living in East Palo Alto.

For more information, call Danielle Castro, program supervisor for the STD/HIV Education and Prevention Program of San Mateo County, at 573-2898 or e-mail dacastro@co.sanmateo.ca.us.

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Posted by stdslove
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Oct 14, 2009 at 1:54 am

We need HIV/AIDS education. It's very important!! CDC has granted CSU $1.9M for HIV/AIDS education.
The number of members on the largest HIV dating&support site == Positivefish.com has reached 500,000 members
OMG! Why so many guys and girls on the site are very sexy? Why so many people are infected by HIV? There is no
doubt that we need SEX-ED


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