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CCOC hosts an HIV Testing Event

Through a collaboration with Baton Rouge AIDS Society (BRASS), Community Care Outreach Center has been fortunate to be a part of the "Faith-based AIDS Coalition for Technical assistance and Services" or "F.A.C.T.S.", along with 11 other organizations. 

Below is a list of reasons why we should be concerned about OUR City and about OUR State:

  • Louisiana, as of November 30, 2014, has 6,474 living AIDS cases and 14,107 living HIV cases. (Increase from last year: 700 new AIDS and 1,086 new HIV cases)
  • Baton Rouge continues to rank number one in the state of Louisiana as the city with highest rate of AIDS cases.
  • When it comes down to HIV infections, AIDS cases and other STD rates, Baton Rouge ranks from 5-15 on national scale of metropolitan areas.
  • In the Baton Rouge Region, 1,312 people are living with an AIDS diagnosis and 3,032 people are living with an HIV infection as of November 30, 2002. (Increase from last year: 200 new AIDS cases and 296 HIV cases)
  • In the Baton Rouge Region, ages 13-39 make up 52% of the individuals living with HIV and 44% of the living AIDS cases. However, the number one age group on a national, state and local level has increased to the age of 40-44.
  • Heterosexual activity continues to make up the number one route of infection for women in Louisiana and in the Baton Rouge Region.

Click here for more information about F.A.C.T.S.

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