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THIS IS NATIONAL BLACK

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY, A DAY

TO FOCUS ON INCREASING

EDUCATION, TESTING AND

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

CBS2'S CINDY HSU PROFILES A

LOCAL PROGRAM THAT WORKS TO DO

THIS EVERY DAY.

Reporter: INSIDE THE NEW

YORK BLOOD CENTER ON THE UPPER

EAST SIDE YOU WILL FIND PROJECT

ACHIEVE, A FAMILY OF TEEN

MEMBERS AND RESEARCHERS

DEDICATED TO PROMOTING HIV

AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

RESEARCH IN NEW YORK CITY.

DEBBIE LUCY IS THE CLINICAL

SITE DIRECTOR.

OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO FIND

A VACCINE THAT'S GOING TO

PREVENT HIV INFECTION.

Reporter: THEY CONDUCT

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH THROUGH

CLINICAL TRIALS AND STUDIES AND

NEED MORE PARTICIPANTS.

THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE 18

TO 60 WHO ARE HIV NEGATIVE AND

HEALTHY.

PRIMARILY PEOPLE OF COLOR TO

PARTICIPATE BECAUSE PEOPLE OF

COLOR ARE NORMALLY

UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE

CLINICAL TRIALS.

Reporter: PROJECT ACHIEVE

ALSO WORKS TO LESSEN THE STIGMA

AND MISINFORMATION SURROUNDING

HIV INFECTION.

PEOPLE ARE STILL AFRAID TO

SHARE UTENSIL WITH SOMEBODY WHO

IS LIVING WITH HIV.

PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HOW THEY ARE

MAYBE SCARED TO KISS SOMEBODY

WHO IS LIVING WITH HIV SO WE

KNOW IT'S NOT TRANSMITTED THAT

WAY.

Reporter: THE TEAM SPENT A

LOT OF TIME IN THE COMMUNITY

TRYING TO EDUCATE.

THERE'S A LOT OF MEDICAL

MISTRUST, PARTICULARLY IN

COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

SO WE TRY TO BUILD -- BRIDGE

THAT GAP A LITTLE BIT.

Reporter: THE THEME FOR THIS

YEAR'S BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS

DAY IS WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER,

AND THOSE AT PROJECT ACHIEVE

ARE HOPING MORE PEOPLE WILL

COME TOGETHER TO HELP WITH

THEIR WORK.

GET CURES AND TO GET

TREATMENTS, WE NEED PEOPLE.

SO YOU REALLY ARE HELPING SAVE

-- POTENTIALLY YOU'RE HELPING

SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE OR OTHER

LIVES IN FUTURE GENERATION.

Reporter: IF YOU TAKE PART

IN A CLINICAL TRIAL HERE,

EVERYTHING IS CONFIDENTIAL AND

YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED FOR

YOUR TIME AND TRAVEL.

THERE ARE MULTIPLE TRIES AND

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