This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson takes an in-depth look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic facing the state and the organizations who are helping fight the problem.

Guests include Minoo Kampalath, the Lead Care Coordinator for the HIV Care Section of the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), and Audrea Woodruff, MDCH’s Partner Services Consultant with the HIV Prevention Program who provide an overview.

Then Health Emergency Lifeline Programs’ Executive Director Teresa Roscoe explains how HELP empowers members of the HIV/AIDS community to live healthy, productive lives.

Then Hank Millbourne, Chief Program Officer for AIDS Partnership Michigan and Sylvia Terry-Fleming, its Linkage to Care Coordinator, explain their support services and programs for those infected by HIV/AIDS.

Finally, Kathie Griffin, the Counseling and Testing Supervisor Michigan AIDS Coalition, and Royale Theus, its Director of Programs, discuss prevention, care, and other issues.

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