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White House Convenes Summit on AIDS, African-American Men

June 4, 2010

On Wednesday, the White House convened its first summit on HIV among black men, noting evidence that infections may be on the rise. The meeting brought together policymakers, community and faith leaders to discuss ways to fight HIV/AIDS in this population. Among those taking part was Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy hosted the meeting, which was held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. ONAP is in the process of finalizing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks.

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Comment by: Craig (Chicago) Wed., Jun. 16, 2010 at 1:20 am EDT
This Summit was EXCELLENT!!!!! If you work in HIV, and are interested in learning about HIV in the Black community, from the perspective of a significant and diverse pool of Black HIV experts, this video is highly recommended!
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