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

December 1, 2011


Helen Miramontes

Helen Miramontes, Retired Nurse, Las Vegas, N.V.

Considering where we have come from, from my perspective of working in the epidemic since '81, '82, I don't see anything that's happened that's really that big of a disappointment. I am concerned, though, that because of the economic situation we're in, in this country and globally, that there's going to be decreased funding available for treatment and for keeping non-medical support systems in place. It's not a disappointment as of yet, but it certainly is my concern.

What I'm hoping will happen in 2012 is that we'll be able to do what we know needs to be done: get people tested, into treatment, and keep them in treatment.

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