Baltimore City Council Panel Wants Maryland to Declare AIDS Emergency
June 11, 2002
A City Council commission that studied HIV/AIDS in Baltimore for the past year wants the governor to declare a public health emergency in the city. The declaration could lead to more state money for treatment and prevention, according to the Commission on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment. The commission found that Baltimore is home to more than half the Marylanders infected with HIV, though the city accounts for less than 15 percent of the state's population. Under a bill Council President Sheila Dixon submitted last night, the council would ask the governor for the emergency declaration. The bill was referred to the council's Housing, Health and Human Services Committee.Adapted from:
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.