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Pennsylvania: Health, Community Leaders Talk Strategy

March 8, 2012

On Feb. 22, several dozen representatives from LGBT and AIDS service organizations met with officials from Philadelphia's Health Department and the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office to generate ideas and secure commitments to fight the epidemic. The meeting came about in response to community concerns following cuts to a CDC award administered by the city.

"It was an opportunity for the community to have its voice heard in terms of how they're being affected by the epidemic, their ideas for prevention and for linking people to care, and for the Health Department to see how they can work more closely with the community," said Terri Clark, a prevention coordinator for Action AIDS who helped facilitate the meeting.

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