May 20th, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 37, 968 people received an HIV diagnosis in 2018 in the United States and dependent areas. From 2014 to 2018, the annual new diagnoses decreased by 7 percent. Of those people, about 14%, or 1 in 7, did not know they had HIV. The North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) communications intern, Alvine Kapitako with assistance from Leslie Wolcott, the Communications and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator bring you a series of interviews with leaders of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) also known as Community Health Centers in North Carolina who talked about HIV awareness, prevention, treatment, stigma, and a possible cure. Take a listen to hear CWWCHC’s CEO, Debra Weeks, speak on HIV in our community.