WPR News
2:48 pm
Thu April 15, 2004

Aids Prevention And Treatment Is Up And Down In Wyoming

Laramie, Wy – Efforts to improve aids prevention in the state are up and down according to an Aids Activist. While legislators voted for more funding this year, Bob Hooker notes that federal funding could be decreased for Wyoming. Even prevention efforts have yielded unclear results. Hooker, who sits on boards dealing with HIV and Aids in the state, says they have tried to be more aggressive by targeting high risk groups. But Hooker adds that statistics show that any impacts have been minimal. He adds that the outbreak of hepatitis in Casper shows that I-V drug use is still a problem in the state. The University will host an annual awareness effort next week, that will be highlighted by the annual Aids Walk fundraiser.