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Most at Risk
The future of HIV/AIDS in New York rests largely in the choices made by young women of African descent and young women of Latino heritage. This is the group most at risk to be infected with HIV.

Michaela Davis has taken on the work of informing her fellow students about the facts of HIV transmission, and empowering young women to understand the nature of the risks involved in sexual activity and how to protect themselves.

Why are young women so at risk? How effective is peer counseling? Does abstinence-only sex education work? How can parents, schools, communities and teens themselves combat the increase of HIV/AIDS?

Michaela Davis received a BASE grant from the HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Project, which is a not-for-profit organization working in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education.

Information about the spread of HIV/AIDS infection in New York is available online from the city's Department of Health.
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