District of Columbia: AIDS Activists Arrested in Protest
December 3, 2007
Around 40 protesters were arrested Friday during a demonstration outside the White House ahead of World AIDS Day, said U.S. Park Police Lt. Scott Fear. The activists criticized the Bush administration's handling of the epidemic and called for an end to abstinence-only sex education requirements for U.S.-funded international HIV/AIDS programs. They also complained that the disease has largely been ignored in the District, which has the worst infection rate among major U.S. cities.
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.