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Addressing HIV-Related Health Disparities In The Black Community

Deonna Anderson/KLCC

The Oregon Health Authority says the rate of new HIV diagnoses (2008-2017) among Black Oregonians is nearly five times that of whites. To confront this disparity, the NAACP will host two free events in Eugene this weekend-- to engage the Black community in HIV prevention strategies. 

In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, there will be a testing event at the historic Mims House in Eugene on Saturday. 

“We are happy to work with the HIV-Alliance to try to normalize the idea of getting tested for HIV.” 

Eric Richardson is Executive Director of the NAACP Eugene/Springfield branch. 

“There will be some refreshments, safe sex kits and information on additional testing, the vaccine roll out and any additional information around COVID-19,” said Richardson. 


Credit HIV Alliance

On Sunday, there will be a ZOOM presentation on HIV and its impact on the Black community. Details below.

Event Information  

Saturday, February 6  

11:00am – 5:00pm  

Free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing  

Mims House  

330 High St, Eugene, OR 97401  

Sunday, February 7  


Virtual Presentation on HIV and Its Impact on the Black Community  

Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/93959450394  


Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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