UMKC will assess AIDS testing efforts through black churches

04/30/2014 6:14 PM

04/30/2014 6:15 PM

The psychology department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has received a $3.2 million federal grant to assess the effectiveness of HIV testing programs conducted through African-American churches.

The five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will involve up to 14 Kansas City area African-American churches to see whether culturally and religiously tailored HIV education increases HIV testing rates.

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