The Elton John AIDS Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN) to support its efforts to advance responsible HIV prevention and treatment policies and reduce HIV-related stigma.
“We’re tremendously grateful to the Elton John AIDS Foundation for making this investment in our work to improve HIV prevention and treatment in North Carolina,” said Lisa Hazirjian, Executive Director of NCAAN. “Support from this grant allows us to expand our community outreach efforts and helps us to fight HIV-related stigma through our education and advocacy programs.”
NCAAN’s project plans include targeted outreach to at-risk youth and to rural areas with high incidence of HIV. In North Carolina, nearly half (48%) of all new HIV infections occur among 13-29 year olds, and a quarter of new HIV cases are diagnosed in rural areas of the state.
NCAAN (www.ncaan.org) is the only statewide advocacy organization dedicated to fighting for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, their loved ones, and those at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in North Carolina.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation is one of the world’s leading nonprofits working to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS through innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and direct treatment and care services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
For further information, contact Lisa Hazirjian, 919-576-0448, email@example.com.
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