Collins, Cassandra E.; Whiters, David L.; Braithwaite, Ronald
June 2007
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p76
Academic Journal
HIV/AIDS as well as substance use disorders continue to devastate the African American community. Black women have the highest rate of new HIV infections among all groups of American women, with more than twice the prevalence rate of white or Hispanic women. Substance use and its correlation to HIV is well documented, particularly within America's urban settings. As a result, multiple approaches to reducing HIV infection among inner-city substance users have been developed and operationalized. The SAVED SISTA Project, a program of Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc., is a faith-based adaptation of the evidence based intervention "Sisters Informing Sisters About Topics On AIDS (SISTA)." Its goal is to reduce HFV-infection and high risk behaviors among Atlanta's homeless female drug using population, utilizing the black church as a key component in this process.


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