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What Were 2011's Biggest Setbacks? What Are Your Hopes for 2012?

December 1, 2011


Luke Versher

Luke Versher, AIDS Action in Mississippi, Jackson, Miss.; Diagnosed in 1988

Mississippi legislators and the government: those are the biggest disappointment for Mississippi. Because they put very little state money into HIV/AIDS. They do very little to help Mississippians with HIV. And sometimes it is as if the state promotes the stigma, because they jump on ways to criminalization of HIV, instead of ways to prevention, treatment or care. I am looking forward to the International AIDS Conference in 2012. This is the first time it's being held here in the United States in many years.

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