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Senior's Work for AIDS Awareness Campaign Noted in Louisiana Newspaper

June 29, 2010

James Norris Jun2010.jpgJune 29, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Sixty-nine percent of new HIV/AIDS cases among American teens every year are African-Americans, a number organizers of the Test 1 Million campaign said they were all too eager to lower," reports Louisiana's Shreveport Times.  The story notes that James Norris is spending the summer as an  intern for the Black AIDS Institute and working as an organizer for the campaign.

"Norris is a senior at DePauw University in Indiana," writes Drew Pierson. "He has been writing blogs for the institute, describing his experiences with HIV and AIDS testing and encouraging young African-Americans to get the test to help normalize what he and others say could be a life-saving process." 

The article adds, "The campaign was started last year by a bloom walk 2.jpgmyriad of organizations, including the Screen Actors Guild, Artists for a New South Africa and the Magic Johnson Foundation. In Louisiana, it is also co-sponsored by the Louisiana Office of Public Health." 

You'll find the complete write-up at the newspaper's Web site.