The Georgia AIDS Coalition is a not-for-profit Georgia corporation created in 1989 to act as an education resource for the formation and articulation of public policy regarding HIV infection, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections.
- Ensure ethical decision-making on HIV/AIDS issues
- Educate and update the public, agencies and public officials on HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns
- Promote collaboration among organizations with a similar focus
- Advocate for HIV/AIDS issues
- Inform individuals with HIV on legislative issues
SASI has just released a new report analyzing CDC data in MSAs, HIV/AIDS in Metropolitan Statistical Areas – 9 Southern States. Highlights (or lowlights) from the report include the following:
- Fifteen of the 20 MSAs … with the highest HIV diagnosis rates were located in a 9 state region of the South (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and East TX).” Nine of the 10 MSAs with the highest HIV diagnoses rates in 2008-2010 were in these targeted states.
- Nearly one-half of new HIV diagnoses in 2010 in Jackson MS (45%), Atlanta GA (47%) and Charleston, SC (47%) were among African-American MSM.
- Baton Rouge LA had the highest percentage of new HIV diagnoses occurring among African American females, at nearly one-third of new diagnoses (31%).
The Georgia AIDS Coalition and other organizations will host a free National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project forum on advances in Hep C therapy on August 8, 2013. Speakers include Dr. Eugene Schiff, Schiff Center for Liver Disease; Dr. D. Jayaweera, Professo in Clinical Medicine University of Miami; and Sherona Bau, Hepatology Nurse Practitioner.
Seating is limited. For details, download this flyer.