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Multiple Community Partners Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women in the Pacific Northwest

By Christopher Bates, M.P.A.

April 6, 2011

Later this month I will have the honor of speaking to a regional training conference about women of color and HIV/AIDS for health professionals from the Pacific Northwest. This training is just one of many important local, state, and regional community mobilizations aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that are unfolding across the country.

Like many of those mobilizations, the Friday, April 15, conference in Seattle, HIV/AIDS Conference for Health Professionals: The Feminization of an Epidemic, addresses several of the Strategy's important priorities. In this case, those are:

The collaborative efforts of these diverse community partners from across the Northwest, including each of the individual health care providers participating, are making important contributions to the work underway across the country to realize the Strategy's life-saving goals. I look forward to learning more about their efforts and to sharing with them perspectives on HIV and gender as well as information about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and PACHA's efforts to support and monitor its implementation.

To learn more about the upcoming HIV/AIDS Conference for Health Professionals: The Feminization of an Epidemic, please watch this announcement:



Christopher Bates, M.P.A., is executive director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and senior advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.




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