AIDS Action leader, Rep. Coburn get tested for HIV, underscore importance of voluntary HIV testing
June 25, 1997
Opponents on most HIV prevention issues, Rep. Coburn and AIDS Action's Zingale agree to public HIV test to promote importance of anonymous, voluntary HIV testing
WHAT: AIDS Action Executive Director Daniel Zingale and Rep. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who are often locked in opposition on most AIDS-related issues, agree to get publicly tested for HIV as a way to promote the importance of anonymous, voluntary HIV testing.
"While we certainly disagree with Rep. Coburn on many issues, including his HIV Prevention Act of 1997, we also agree on the critical need for people to get voluntarily tested for HIV," Zingale said. "Especially given recent dramatic medical breakthroughs, it is important that HIV-infected individuals learn their status and gain access to state-of-the-art care and social services."
WHEN: 2:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 1997
WHERE:Clinica del Pueblo
WHO: Daniel Zingale, AIDS Action Executive Director
For more information, contact AIDS Action's José Zuñiga at (202) 986-1300, Ext. 3042, Clinica del Pueblo's Candace Kattar at (202) 462-4788, or Rep. Coburn's senior legislative aide Roland Foster at (202) 225-2701.
This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.