Detroit Will Recognize World AIDS Day With Youth Hip Hop Project

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DETROIT – World AIDS Day will be recognized in a special music program aimed at encouraging Detroit youth to make correct choices when it comes to health and sex.

The Hip-Hop and R&B project, “LIFESTORYZ STATE OF EMERGENCY,” is sponsored by the city’s health department, Michigan Department of Community Health, and Wayne County Health Department.

Participants of the workshop at Detroit’s Northwest Activities Center will get free and confidential HIV testing and various health screenings.

More than half of the estimated 18,200 people in Michigan with HIV have been diagnosed with AIDS. Nearly 60 percent are black, while 35 percent are white. About 75 percent are males.

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