WAMU FEATURES SISTERACT PROGRAM

WAMU 88.5 FM, the NPR news station in the nation's Capital, has posted information on The Women's Collective's pilot program, Sister Act. SisterAct aims to increase communications about sexual health and sexual behavior between generations witin the same family or community. The goal is to empower women and girls with information and the ability to talk with each other about sex, HIV/AIDS, and testing.

 
 

WASHINGTON POST: A TALE OF TWO WASHINGTONS

For the thousands of D.C. residents who have HIV or AIDS -- and for longtime AIDS workers who've read report after report -- it's a familiar routine: The District gets a new AIDS director. The director starts to clean house. Numbers are released, but past projections remain valid: One in 20 city residents is thought to have HIV and one in 50 has AIDS, rates higher than those in many poorer countries. The mayor reacts, offers another list of promises.

 
 

NPR'S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: A LOOK AT THE HIV CRISIS IN DC

In a show on health care entitled "Washington, D.C., Battles AIDS Health Crisis" Michele Norris explores the District's HIV/AIDS rate and prevention efforts.

The District of Columbia has one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the United States; by some counts, the highest. In D.C., one in 20 people is HIV-positive. Twenty-five years after the first reports of the AIDS virus in the United States, why is D.C.'s prevalence rate so high?

 
 

ASTHO PORFILES TWC

The Women's Collective appeared in the Fall 2005 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) newsletter. ASTHO reports that, "The Women's Collective...has grown into a comprehensive service provider 'helping as many as 600 women at a time to empower themselves and each other.'"

 
 
 

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