HIV In The Deep South: The Big Problem

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HIV In The Deep South: The Big Problem
Black men who have sex with men are most at risk to contract HIV in the South. Obie McNair is working to prevent that.

"HIV in the Deep South: Conversations to Find a Cure" explores how the southern region is battling its HIV epidemic. Through the lens of Open Arms Healthcare Center, we explore how the community of Jackson, Mississippi, is breaking down barriers in an effort to find a permanent fix. 

In this series, Newsy’s Cody LaGrow talks to those who are most affected — the doctors, the patients and the politicians — all in an effort to achieve the Trump administration's goal of eradicating HIV by 2030. Through candid dialogue, Newsy identifies problems specific to the south and possible solutions to make the president's plan come to fruition.