1990s Second Wave
In the 1990s a second wave of the AIDS epidemic affected racial and ethnic minorities with a disproportionately high rate of HIV infection. ARCW responded with a street outreach program bringing AIDS prevention and harm reduction counseling to minority drug users, women, and youth. Lifepoint needle exchange was launched to help prevent HIV infection and overdose deaths among drug users. Powerful prevention marketing campaigns supplemented the ARCW prevention programs.