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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 9 - October 15, 1998 - 39 Delaware HIV. Consortium initiates Su00se Pro;ect To contain the spread of HIV in- fection, people must be educated about it. Prevention saves lives. Early detection not only drastical- ly improves the lives of infected people, it is also imperative to halting further transmission. Services must be made readily available to the underserved - those at the highest and most deadly risk. In response to this dire need, Dupont Pharmaceuticals has joined forces with the Delaware HIV Consortium to establish The Sunrise Project, an innovative mo- bile program that brings desper- ately needed outreach and educa- tion services to high risk, under- served communities throughout Delaware. Housed in a 31-foot Winnebago donated by DuPont Pharmaceuti- cals, The Sunrise Project visits six sites throughout the state on an every-other-week schedule. These sites, ranging from desperately poor rural areas to blighted inner city neighborhoods, have been chosen because of their severe need. Each has a high rate of high-risk behavior. All have a significant AIDS defined population. None have ready access to HIV- and HIV-related outreach services. The van is staffed by health care and social service professionals from organizations including AIDS Delaware, Brandywine Counseling, Christiana Care, Delaware Health and Social Ser- vices, Kent County Counseling, Planned Parenthood and Sussex County AIDS Committee. These professionals provide a cadre of essential HIV-related ser- vices as well as a variety of much needed, basic health care screen- ings and inoculations, most of which are not easily accessible to the people living in those areas. These services include the follow- ing: HIV prevention education HIV counseling and testing Drug and alcohol education and referrals Testing for sexually transmit- ted diseases Providing food and personal care products to the homeless and near homeless. Flu vaccinations Pneumovax vaccinations If a person is found to be HIV- positive, the van staff arranges for the appropriate medical action, counsels the patient regarding op- tions, stresses the itnportance of adherence to a prescribed treat- ment regimen and arranges fol- low-up visits, both at the van and at the appropriate medical facili- ties. They will even arrange for transportation if needed. All services will be done in the van on a regular basis and in the familiar surroundings of the pa- tient's own neighborhood. The result is expected to be an getting HIV testing and counsel- ing. The van should also provide: A greater awareness of the dangers of at-risk behavior A better understanding of pre- vention methods, and their life- and-death significance Increased early detection and treatment of HIV and STDs An increase in early detection which ultimately means a de- crease in the number of AIDS de- fined cases. 50% Going Out of Business SALE 0 F F 4129 Highway C ne, Rehoboth Beach 302-226-1622 A CANCER SCREENING COULD SAVE YOUR The Sussex County flag license tag comes with stainless easy mounting. Cape Gazette Salutes Sussex ASK YOUR DOCTOR WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU. Sussex County was under the jurisdiction of William Penn, he decreed that the Sussex County seal should be identified by the sheaf of wheat, Kent County by ears of corn, etc. Since flag design should be as simple as possible, the sheaf of wheat is superimposed on the horizontal On the eve of the nation's 1976 bicentennial, Bill Scott, of Selbyville and Lewes, set out to create a flag for Sussex County, Delaware. The boundaries of the state's largest county as they exist today were finally established just a year before the thirteen colonies of England declared their independence in 1776. Through the following 200 years, Sussex County had no flag nor any real need for one. The design created by Scott includes elements related to the county's earliest European set- tlers: the Dutch who landed and established a community in the area of Lewes in the early and mid 1600s, and the English who later, under William Penn's guidance, confirmed that Delaware's southernmost county should be known as Sussex. Scott wrote the following background history for his design: "The flag of the Nether- lands since 1630 has been equally divided horizontal stripes of red, white and blue. The flag for the county has adapted this pattern but instead of equal distance the propor- tions of the colors are 1/4 red (on top), 1/2 white, and 1/4 blue. The sheaf of comes from the fact that when New Subscriber Special. Dutch colors, thereby making a colorful and easily recognizable flag." Scott's design was present- ed to Sussex County officials on Return Day in 1974. The Cape Gazette recently ran with Scott's design idea and has created a new license tag for the front of Delaware vehi- cles. The newspaper joined forces with Lewes's award-win- ning artist Connie Costigan and commissioned a new version of Scott's design with a little artis- tic license. Using a representa- tion from a stained glass win- dow in Groome Methodist Church in Lewes as her guide, Costigan drew a shock of stalks bending under the weight of mature wheat grains. Costi- gan's shock was then superim- posed on the Dutch colors to create the latest edition of the Sussex flag. This new version arrives at a time when Sussex County is focusing on the need to pre- serve its valuable farmland. The tag punctuates the histori- cal and contemporary impor- tance of agriculture to the Sus- sex community. The new Sussex County flag license tag is available free to new Cape Gazette subscribers or for the nominal fee of $3 for current subscribers. The tags are also available to non-sub- scribers at a cost of $10. The tags, metal with baked- on enamel paint to capture the vibrant colors of the Sussex County flag, come with a pair of stainless steel screws for easy mounting. 'APE-GAZETTII I----'* ........................ -I i CjpTR G]B3['E'E S-]BSC]RE]P'EO]P4 COU]PPr I II I'd be proud, to have the new Sussex County tag. : I mease prJn I I Your name i I I ', I I Your address I I city i State Zip I I (__).  I I Your phone i I L I / I Second adcress (Snowbird) I = I I  SUBSCRIPTION RATES | (Enclose check) 113 $25 Sussex County (52 wk) I r $13 Sussex County (26 wk) I [3 $40 Outof-County (52 wk) I [ $22 Out..of-County (26 wk) | 13 $30 Sno wbird mailed Ou -of-County part of the year. I El $30 Coil ege Student (9 too.) I D $2 Seni( )r Citizen Discount (52 wk) I I Make :heck payable and mail to: Cape Gazette, Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958, increased number of at-risk people or call to place credit card order at (302) 645-7700. j