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County Launches New Effort To Promote HIV Testing

— As the U.S. marks World AIDS Day, San Diego County is getting ready to launch a new effort encouraging people to get tested. The campaign will target people at high risk.

The State Office of AIDS is giving the county about $2.5 million over the next two years for the project. The money will pay for outreach workers and a new ad campaign to urge people to get tested.

Terry Cunningham heads the county's HIV branch. He said it's crucial to make more inroads to minority communities.

"But we also have a significant lack of education and awareness in young men who have sex with men, of all races," Cunningham added.

The Centers for Disease Control say one in five Americans who are HIV positive doesn't know it. The CDC says these people are responsible for nearly half of all new infections.

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Peking_Duck_SD | December 1, 2011 at 8:53 p.m. ― 2 years, 4 months ago

How come anything positive that comes from the county is basically financed and forced by the state?

Our County Board of Supervisors are truly worthless.

*"Terry Cunningham heads the county's HIV branch. He said it's crucial to make more inroads to minority communities."*

Minorities?

What are those?

They don't exist, according to San Diego County.

Or at least that's how the County operates.

A county as diverse as San Diego and every single one of the county board members is an out-of-touch white right-wing Republican.

And these slobs cut-up their districts (a charming little power they gave to themselves) to make it impossible for any one minority group to have a voice.

And you wonder why problems that impact minorities fester here?

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