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HIV/AIDS urgency.

More than 40% of African Americans rank HIV/AIDS as the most urgent U.S. health problem, even above cancer, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. African Americans also are more likely than whites and Latinos to say that they know someone who currently has HIV/AIDS or has died from it. Also, 43% of African Americans say they are personally very concerned about becoming infected with HIV. "The sense of urgency revealed in the survey should send a message to local leaders and especially elected officials that HIV is something that the African American community really cares about," said Drew Altman, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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Title Annotation:Policy & Practice
Author:Silverman, Jennifer
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 15, 2004
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