RAIN Charlotte’s Roberto Olmo is the Outreach and Prevention Specialist. Olmo provided details of volunteering, information on the RAIN organization.
RAIN has provided more than 150,000 hours of service to over 1,100 people that have HIV and AIDS. They also train loved ones and have over 5,000 volunteers. The organization also provides HIV/AIDS prevention education and awareness programs to more than 50,000 people.
They coordinate programs in over 100 congregations from 20 different denominations and faith traditions, in 13 counties in North and South Carolina.
Here are MAJOR Tips from the organization:
- “People living with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis in 2012: 26,437
- New HIV diagnoses in 2013: 1,566
- Deaths in 2012 due to HIV/AIDS: 541
- 71% of people living with an HIV diagnosis in 2012 were men, 29% were women.
- 65% of people living with an HIV diagnosis in 2012 were African American, 7% were Hispanic/Latino, and 25% were Caucasian.
- In 2012, 68% of HIV cases in men were from male to male sexual contact, 10% were from injection drug use and 6% were from injection drug use and male to male sexual contact.
- In 2012, 79% of HIV cases in women were from hetrosexual contact and 19% were from injection drug use.”
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