AIDSWatch 2003 Brings Advocates to Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2003
Thousands of HIV/AIDS advocates from around the United States will converge on Washington May 18-20 to take part in AIDSWatch 2003. The advocates will meet with members of Congress to ask for the highest possible funding increases for HIV/AIDS treatment and research. Against the backdrop of the undetermined costs of the war in Iraq and growing state budget deficits, funding for critical HIV/AIDS programs has lost the urgency it once had among lawmakers, advocates say. "We must fight against reduced access to lifesaving services and prevention efforts on both the domestic and international fronts," said Ernest Hopkins, director of federal affairs for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. For more information, visit www.napwa.org/aidswatch.htm.Adapted from:
AIDS Policy and Law
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.