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New HIV Infection Figures from CDC Underscore Need for National AIDS Strategy for the U.S.
Date:8/2/2008

emic," said David Ernesto Munar, Vice President of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association of People with AIDS. "Also, recent evidence of rising HIV diagnoses among gay men and other men who have sex with men, especially among young gay men of color, is a clear example of why a new approach is desperately needed to obtain progress against HIV/AIDS in the U.S."

"Only with increased resources and a cogent and well implemented National AIDS Strategy can we bring down HIV incidence, increase access to care, and reduce persistent racial and ethnic disparities in the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Marjorie Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). "A comprehensive, outcomes-oriented Strategy is the best way to ensure provision of evidence-based programming, including needle-exchange programs and comprehensive sex education for youth."

More than 250 organizations and hundreds of individuals have endorsed the National AIDS Strategy effort at http://www.nationalaidsstrategy.org
http://www.aidsaction.org Editor's note 1: Nationally recognized HIV/AIDS experts who support a National AIDS Strategy will be available for interviews in Mexico City (at the International AIDS Conference), and stateside through the contacts listed.

Contacts: Diego Sanchez, AIDS Action, 617-835-1455

Krishna Stone, Gay Men's Health Crisis, 347-668-6161

Peter Taback, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 646-379-1445

Johnathon Briggs, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, 312-927-9539

Chris Collins, National AIDS Strategy, 845-701-0158

Julie Davids, Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP),

646-431-7525


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