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Boston Health Center Stepping Up Battle Against HIV

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 BOSTON (AP) – A Boston health center has been selected as one of 24 community health centers nationally to participate in a federal initiative to develop services to care for people with HIV.
 
The Whittier Street Health Center in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood was selected recently for the HIV in “Primary Care Learning Community” program. Under the program, the center will receive training and technical assistance over the next year to expand its capacity to provide comprehensive, quality care for Bostonians living with HIV.
 
Whittier President and CEO Frederica Williams said participating in this initiative will further strengthen Whittier’s HIV services to underserved populations in Boston, especially black and Latino residents.
 
Roxbury, where Whittier is located, has one of the highest incidence rates of new HIV cases among Boston’s 15 neighborhoods.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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