Thursday, April 9, 2009

White House announces new HIV/AIDS initiative

As HIV/AIDS service providers continue to struggle to curb the epidemic among people of color and other disproportionately affected groups, the White House's announcement of a new initiative that seeks to raise awareness of the disease is almost certainly a welcome development.

Officials with the Obama administration joined representatives from the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Health and Human Services and leading civil rights and civic organizations at a press conference on Tuesday in Washington to announce the Act Against AIDS campaign. EDGE has details of the initiative, but it is a safe bet the vast majority of HIV/AIDS service providers welcome it after eight years of arguable inaction to tackle the domestic epidemic.

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