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Preventing Obesity and Hypertension Among People Living with HIV

Red ribbon for HIV awareness against blue background The goals of the Michigan HIV, Obesity, and Hypertension Project include preventing and managing obesity and hypertension among people living with HIV. The goals will be achieved through physical activity, nutrition, and hypertension management strategies implemented at both clinical and community contexts.
In April 2019, MDHHS awarded grants to 1) Community AIDS Resource and Education Services (CARES) of Southwest Michigan, 2) UNIFIED - HIV Health and Beyond (Detroit), and 3) Corktown Health Center to implement the HIV, Obesity, and Hypertension Project. The grantees will use the funds to identify, treat and refer people living with HIV who have hypertension, above-normal BMI, or both conditions to healthy eating and physical activity programs in their home communities.
For more information about the Michigan HIV, Obesity, and Hypertension Project, contact Stephanie Levey at 517-335-9595 (e-mail:

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