Media Advisory: Faith-based Partnership Launched To Fight Aids In Communities Of Color

Contact: Laura Williams, 617/638-849 |
Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 |

(Boston, Mass.) — The Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC) will host a press conference at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, February 7, to announce a groundbreaking effort to fight HIV/AIDS in Boston’s communities of color. The U.S. Office of Minority Health has awarded a new $450,000 three-year grant that will partner researchers at Boston University Medical Center, prevention specialists at MAC, and members of the faith community through the Boston TenPoint Coalition.

The press conference, jointly held by MAC, BUMC and the TenPoint Coalition, is one of several events nationwide marking national Black HIV/AIDS Day. Speakers will include: John Auerbach, MBA, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission; Jean Flately McGuire, PhD, director of the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and leading members of Boston’s faith community.

One of the first of its kind in the nation, the Faith-In-You project will connect people to HIV counseling and testing and other HIV/AIDS services through their churches.

WHAT: Press conference announcing partnership to fight AIDS in communities of color on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

WHERE: Boston TenPoint Coalition
Bethel AME Church
215 Forest Hills Street, Jamaica Plain

WHEN: 9:45 a.m., Friday, February 7

CONTACT: Gina DiGravio or Laura Williams at 617/638-8491