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D.C. Churches Get More Involved Fighting HIV/AIDS

June 11, 2012

Churches in the District of Columbia are combating AIDS by educating parishioners and working within the faith community, according to the Rev. Frank Tucker, a member of the National Black Leadership on AIDS and senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Northwest.

"More and more churches are addressing the AIDS epidemic," Tucker said. "Some churches are testing their members while others are handing out materials on the disease. Pastors are now even speaking about it in their pulpits."

The District's epidemic received international attention in March 2009 with the announcement that 3 percent of Washington residents had HIV or AIDS. As a result, the city's health department has expanded its

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