Slavic Village Effort Takes HIV Prevention to the Neighborhood Level in Hopes of Reversing Trend

FCAA Executive Director John Barnes is quoted in the following piece from the Buckeye Flame

This story is provided by ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement.

On a crisp fall day, a small group of masked community researchers fanned out on the streets of Slavic Village to ask residents a few questions about their sex lives. 

The effort was one part of a plan to understand why the Cleveland neighborhood has seen higher levels of new HIV cases diagnosed over the past five years, despite an overall downward trend in Cuyahoga County. The clipboard-toting volunteers also popped into local stores to record condom prices and availability.

Read the full piece online.