Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) Steering Committee members Gwen Bampfield, Carolyn McAllaster, Sharon DeCuir, Deadra Malloy, Kathie Hiers, and Valerie Mincey participated in the Congressional Roundtables focused on the Southern HIV epidemic on June 19, 2012. The Roundtables, sponsored by AIDS United, discussed innovative responses to the growing HIV/AIDS Crisis in the U.S. South. They were co-sponsored by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) in the Senate and by Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in the House and were attended by other members of Congress and their staff, HIV advocates, private sector partners, and persons living with HIV. The Roundtables spotlighted the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the South and several programs designed to attack the epidemic.
Senator Hagan told the Roundtable participants: “The numbers are staggering. We need to shine a light on this critical issue, and I’m hopeful that this roundtable will be a substantial start.”
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Scientists on Monday reported failure in a large African trial of three different ways to protect women against H.I.V.The failure was due not to the methods — two different pills and a vaginal gel — but to the fact that the women did not use them consistently.Adherence among the women in the study was “very low,” a researcher from the University of Washington said at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, where the results were presented. –
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