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Nonprofits Use Creative Measures To Educate Teens About HIV/AIDS

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Approximately 3 percent of District residents have been diagnosed with HIV, putting the city well into the epidemic level. Health care advocates are fighting so the next generation of residents doesn’t make the same mistakes as others.

By combining a basketball tournament and a pool party, nonprofits in the area brought more than a hundred young people together and provided free STD testing and condoms. Dwayne Brown of Metro Teen AIDS says it's good to teach about safe sex outside of a classroom setting.

"The idea is that information is connected to healthy memories and healthy thoughts and fun thoughts," says Brown. "So when folks think of fun, we want them to think of the fun,safe moment an opportunity that they had."

The health groups also provided counseling to teens interested in it.


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