The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Brotherhood Inc. and the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES) in New Orleans $3 million over five years to implement HIV-prevention programs for those at highest risk of contracting the disease. The money will help the two community-based organizations provide a variety of services aimed at preventing HIV infection.
Brotherhood Inc. provides HIV testing and risk counseling to minority gay men and transgender black women. Its mission is to develop programs that diminish health, social and economic disparities within underserved communities. IWES provides education about HIV prevention to black youths from 12 to 18 years old, as well as HIV testing referrals, sexual health education, public health advocacy, outreach programs and more.
For additional information, contact Brotherhood Inc. at 566-7955 or IWES at 484-0498. — Kandace Power Graves