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Black Community Unites Against HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Date:12/10/2009

DETROIT, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African-American political leaders, union members, ministers and community activists are meeting Monday, December 14th to create and implement a strategy to combat the deadly HIV/AIDS virus in the African-American Community.

"Detroit is leading the nation in murders, STDs, unwed mothers, unemployment, and foreclosures," said the Rev. Horace Sheffield III, National Board Member and Michigan Chapter President, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Detroit. "Now we are dealing with the greatest plague of all: HIV/AIDS. If we don't address this issue now, we are going to continue to lose promising young minds that would have made great contributions to this community."

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS in Detroit is hosting the Legislative Breakfast Briefing on H.R. 1964 National HIV/AIDS Elimination Act. It starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Labor Local 1191 Union Hall located at 2161 W. Grand BLVD near Lawton.

Rev. Sheffield said the clergy initiated health bill that is now pending in the U.S. Congress "is an important piece of legislation that would bring much needed help to African-American Communities across the country and create parity in funding between those affected and targeted dollars for prevention and treatment. We need to write and call our Michigan Congressional Delegation to ask them to support H.R. 1964, National HIV/AIDS Elimination Act. AIDS is here, And it's not going away."

The Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Detroit is an affiliate of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA), the oldest and largest African-American organization of its kind dedicated solely to promoting organized leadership and education on AIDS and public health-related issues among African Americans. Since being founded in 1987, NBLCA has been the voice for the infected, at-risk and general African-American AIDS-service population in New York City and other cities around the nation hardest hit by AIDS and other public health maladies. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick will lead the breakfast discussion.

A press conference will be held at 11:30 a.m. immediately after the breakfast.

SOURCE National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS


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