Commentary & Opinion
"Compassion," "Sense of Justice" Could "Motivate" Washington, D.C., to "Do More" for HIV-Positive People, Opinion Piece Says
March 31, 2009
"[C]ompassion and a sense of justice can motivate" the Washington, D.C., community "to do more" for people living with HIV/AIDS in the district, Patricia Wudel -- executive director of Joseph's House, which provides hospice services for HIV-positive people -- writes in a Washington Post opinion piece in response to an earlier opinion piece by columnist Courtland Milloy (Wudel, Washington Post, 3/29). Milloy in response to a report on HIV/AIDS in the district released earlier this month writes that city officials "plan to develop a new and improved public awareness campaign," adding, "Such efforts will no doubt take time and involve focus groups and require lots of data and even more money. A person could contract AIDS and be dead by then" (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 3/18).
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This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.