In 2000, rural Robeson County in southeastern North Carolina reported the highest rate of syphilis in the nation. That rate was especially high in the county’s large Native American community. In the second of a two part series, Rose Hoban reports on one of the ministers’ programs that encourages local women to get off drugs and into rehab. The program also promotes safe sex for women who continue to exchange sex for drugs.
Note: This story won second place in the health/medicine category of the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas contest.