Saturday, April 11, 2015

5 Ways Black Churches are Engaging in HIV Prevention

In her blog, Terrinieka Williams Powell, Ph.D., talks about 5 ways Black Churches are engaging in HIV prevention. According to the author, despite accounting for less than 15% of the U.S. population, African Americans account for nearly half of all new HIV infections. Dr. Williams Powell points out that because the Black Church has been, and continues to be a place of support, comfort, and inspiration for many people, it has a potential to successfully address the HIV epidemic in the Black community. She reports on studies that show the growing HIV prevention and treatment efforts of Black churches in the United States.  Here is the full blog from the APA's Psychology Benefits Society.