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Massachusetts: Through the Rain, Walkers March on for AIDS Awareness

June 8, 2010

Despite rain on Sunday, thousands of people turned out for the 25th annual AIDS Walk Boston. The event raised about $1 million for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, which provides community services and lobbies governments for more proactive AIDS policies. State Department of Health and Human Services data show that more than 18,000 Massachusetts residents are living with HIV, and another 600 cases are logged each year. "The new generation just hasn't heard the message," said Rebecca Haag, AACM's CEO. "As a society, we don't want to talk about sex and drugs, but we need to in order to fight the spread of this disease."

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Adapted from:
Boston Globe
06.07.2010; Marissa Lang

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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.
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