September 6, 2018

Why is the U.S. conference on AIDS in Orlando?

On Thursday, more than 3,000 advocates, educators, and providers gather in Orlando for the 22nd annual United States Conference on AIDS. They’ll share information, develop partnerships, and return home better equipped to fight HIV.

USCA has returned to Orlando to stand in solidarity with everyone who lost a loved one in the Pulse massacre. We are unfortunate allies in the trauma of loss and grief.

Since that commitment, NMAC has talked extensively about the need for a federal plan to end the HIV epidemic in America. Ending the HIV epidemic can only happen when we are able to lower a city’s HIV prevalence. Unfortunately, four of the top 10 cities with the highest HIV prevalence are in Florida. And Orlando sits at sixth highest on the list.

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