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THE RATE OF H-I-V INFECTIONS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS HAS BEEN CUT ALMOST IN HALF…BUT THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS WORKING TO FURTHER REDUCE THOSE NUMBERS.
 
ALTHOUGH NUMBERS HAVE FALLEN…BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY H-I-V. PUBLIC HEALTH’S EDUARDO ALVARADO SAYS THE FIGHT ISN’T OVER.
 
 
ALVARADO. HE SAYS THEY ARE TRYING TO INCREASE ACCESS TO MEDICATION CALLED “PREP” WHICH CAN HELP PREVENT INFECTION.
 
 
ALVARADO SAYS THEY ARE ALSO FOCUSING ON MAKING SURE THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE H-I-V ARE GETTING THE PROPER TREATMENT TO HELP PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF THE INFECTION.

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