Maryland County Council Considers Commission to Target HIV/AIDS
December 23, 2008
Anne Arundel, Md., Council member Daryl Jones has introduced legislation that would create a county HIV/AIDS commission to focus on outreach and look for ways to prevent the spread of the disease, the Baltimore Examiner reports. The council will vote on the legislation on Jan. 5, 2009.
Baltimore has a commission similar to the one Jones is proposing. The commission has helped improve communication between Baltimore and HIV/AIDS groups, as well as helped the city with tracking HIV/AIDS, according to William Blattner, chair of the commission and associate director of the University of Maryland's Institute for Human Virology.
Doug Heart, director of the county health department, said the department is reviewing the proposed legislation (Flanagan, Baltimore Examiner, 12/21).
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