Treatment Options Can Help Curve High HIV Rates Among Teens

  |  Topic: General, Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates

Nearly 10,000 teens were diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and the rate continues to increase, especially for those living in metro Atlanta. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta is the fifth highest US city for new HIV infections. Additionally, in 2012 there were 26,743 new HIV diagnoses in Atlanta, with many cases affecting […]

Moving in The Spirit Educates Teens on HIV Through Dance

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Health and Wellness, Identity, Videos, VOX Investigates
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VOX Investigates shares our special coverage of HIV and AIDS — kicking off with a teen-led dialogue and performance co-hosted with Moving in the Spirit, an organization educating teens through dance. Enjoy this story and their voices. The event invites teens from around metro Atlanta to learn about and speak up about HIV. Join us! When: Dec. 5, at 4 […]

VOX Investigates Reflections After a Day of Production, a Month of Reporting

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Personal, VOX Investigates

The VOX Investigates fall semester team has been working diligently toward creating our special coverage of HIV and AIDS — including a print publication, to be released in December for World AIDS Day. Last Saturday, the team huddled into the VOX office despite the rainy weather to add finishing touches to all of the content. […]

National HIV Testing Week Offers Free Events, Testing for Teens

  |  Topic: Health and Wellness, News
Empowerment Resource Center is providing HIV testing at Hurt Park through Saturday., June 27.

Empowerment Resource Center hosted their 8th annual “Take Charge. Get Tested.” event June 25. National HIV Testing Day was hosted at Hurt Park, which was their free HIV testing site where Empowerment “tests about 300-500 people every year,” says Bianca Jackson, Case Manager at Empowerment Resource Center, who spoke with VOX reporters at Hurt Park […]