CDC-funded Fenway project aims to combat HIV/AIDS using "Respect"

Published: August 9, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently awarded a $2.2 million 5-year grant to The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health to support the development of "Boston Respect," a new program to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in the local community.

… "’Boston Respect’ as adapted by Fenway and MAC with community input is something we have a lot of faith in, but it is only as strong as the support programming around it," Jon Vincent, Program Director for Prevention and Education at The Fenway Institute, said. "By coupling it with a revised HIV counseling and testing model, access to STD services, and linking it with our state- and city-funded services, we are looking to create a holistic prevention, education, and screening program."

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