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AIDS Action Foundation to Sponsor Miami Regional Conference on AIDS

March 26 Conference to Feature Local, State, National Voices

March 10, 1997

Contact: José Zuñiga
(202) 986-1300, Ext. 3042

WASHINGTON, DC - As the AIDS community enjoys renewed hope spurred by promising AIDS drug therapies, there is a growing need for local, state, and national AIDS service providers to coordinate their response to an evolving epidemic. AIDS Action Foundation, the Washington representative of 1,400 community-based organizations, is responding to that need by co-sponsoring four one-day dialogues across the country - the first of which will be held March 26 in Miami.

The Miami Regional Conference's other co-sponsors are AIDS Service Organization Network, Alliance for the Aging, Florida AIDS Action Council, Mothers' Voices South Florida, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, and Tampa AIDS Network.

"In light of a landmark year in the history of AIDS, there is a pressing need for dialogue at the national and regional levels about policy issues of concern to organizations that serve people with HIV/AIDS," said Daniel Zingale, executive director of AIDS Action Foundation. "We have brought together an impressive panel of experts who can advance this dialogue."

Featured speakers will include Christine Lubinski, deputy executive director of AIDS Action Foundation; Annie Neasman, Dade County Health Department; Linda Quick, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association; Thomas Liberti, administrator of the HIV/AIDS/STD/TB Program at the State of Florida Department of Health; Dr. Paul Arons, medical director of the Florida Bureau of Disease Prevention; and Dr. Joe O'Neill, associate administrator for AIDS at the federal Health Resources & Services Administration.

AIDS Action Foundation's Miami Regional Conference starts at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 26, at Pan American Hospital, 5959 Northwest 7th Street, Miami, Florida.

For more information, contact:
AIDS Action Council
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW #700
Washington DC 20009
202-986-1300, extension 3053
202-986-1345 (fax)
202-332-9614 (tty)

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This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.