WPR News
2:35 pm
Mon March 29, 2004

Wyoming Expands HIV Program

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming is expanding a program that helps provide medicine and care to H-I-V and AIDS patients.
This Thursday, the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming will offer more care for people dealing with H-I-V and AIDS in Casper as well as a monthly clinic in Cheyenne. Program coordinators plan to expand services to Lander, Riverton, Gillette, Jackson and possibly Rock Springs in the next year.
But some state and local leaders still see room for improving how prevention messages get to those who need them most.
Part of the problem is a lack of manpower in community action agencies. Another is some residents' concerns that certain programs will promote a gay lifestyle.