New Jersey: Governor Creates New AIDS Panel
May 28, 2003
Gov. James E. McGreevey has created a new panel to strengthen New Jersey's fight against AIDS. The Governor's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood-Borne Pathogens will replace the Governor's Advisory Council on AIDS, which was created by Gov. James Florio. The panel's mission is to educate citizens on prevention and treatment, recommend policy, and review issues facing people living with HIV/AIDS. It will include people involved in treatment and prevention programs, lawmakers and state government officials. Bob Johnson, an AIDS specialist at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, will serve as chair. Ricki Jacobs, executive director of the Hyacinth Foundation in New Brunswick, will be vice chair. New Jersey ranks fifth in the nation in the number of HIV/AIDS cases. It leads the country in cases in women and is third in pediatric AIDS cases.
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