It will take many actions like Georgia’s legalized needle exchanges for America to become AIDS-free by 2030, as called for by the president. ("Amid HIV Concerns, Georgia Legalizes Needle Exchanges" by Sanya Mansoor, Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 4).
It will also take funding for local public health to be able to increase testing and immediate treatment like the San Francisco model. America’s continued support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria will battle these pandemics globally to protect us locally. So speak up to those who represent you in Congress and tell them it is time to match funding to the needs in this fight to finally control HIV and usher in the AIDS free generation.
Snohomish, Washington (April 4)