March 2, 2009

Celebrating 15 Years Of Rural HIV/STD Prevention At Indiana University

Kinsey Confidential congratulates the Rural Center for HIV/STD Prevention on 15 years of outstanding work on addressing rural sexual health needs.

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When we think of HIV & AIDS, most of us have some stereotypical images in our heads about who gets HIV and where those people are located – big cities, right? Never mind all those other stereotypes that are generally unfounded and in a lot of cases, just plain false.

HIV Can Affect Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

We’ll skip those for today, as I have faith in our readers to know that HIV can affect anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

Sometimes in the realm of HIV &AIDS education and prevention, we get a chance to celebrate some victories. This week marks the 15th year of the existence of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) at Indiana University. RCAP began operations on March 1, 1994 with the goal of promoting HIV/STD prevention in rural America.

A Joint Project

Headquartered at Indiana University, RCAP is a joint project of Indiana University, University of Colorado, and University of Kentucky and is supported, in part, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

RCAP has done some pretty amazing work focusing on issues around HIV/AIDS in rural communities around the US in addition to hosting a semi-annual conference with student and professional presentations on current research and programming around HIV/AIDS.

Congratulations to the RCAP founders, staff, and researchers for a great 15 years and the Kinsey Institute wishes them continued success in the future.