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NMAC Responds to Release of National AIDS Strategy

Kawata Says, "The Blueprint Is There ... But Now Attention Must Shift to Resources"

July 13, 2010

Washington, D.C. -- Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) responds to the release today of President Obama's National AIDS Strategy:

"This is a historic time on many fronts. On the one hand, President Obama has made history today by being the first President ever to create a truly national strategy to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The ideas contained in this plan are aggressive and would certainly go a long way toward combating what continues to be one of our nation's most troubling public health emergencies.

"I use the word 'plan' purposefully, however, because without the funds to carry out the President's ambitious agenda, this falls significantly short of a strategy. The blueprint is most certainly there ... but now our collective attention must shift to resources.

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