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Video: 'Project Runway' Designer Launches New Online Video Series to Educate About Living with HIV and AIDS and Help Combat HIV Stigma
Date:9/1/2009

iscussing important initiatives and achievements that have been made in an effort to help the local Chicago community affected by HIV and AIDS.

To download the "Living Positive By Design: Creating Positive Conversations" video and widget featuring Chicago interviews and learn more about the campaign, please visit: www.LivingPositiveByDesign.com.

Prevalence of HIV and AIDS

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2006 there were more than one million Americans living with HIV and AIDS. In the same year, an estimated 56,000 new cases were diagnosed in the U.S. Forty-nine percent of new diagnoses were among African Americans and 50 percent were among men who have sex with men (MSM).

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