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Later today, President Obama will unveil his administration's plan to combat new cases of HIV-AIDS.

President Obama's plan is expected to have three parts, one of which will direct more money to states with higher numbers of HIV-AIDS infections. D.C. has one of the highest infection rates in the country. In 2009, three percent of city residents were reported to be HIV positive.

Walter Smith, the executive director of D.C. Appleseed, says the president's plan makes sense for the district.

"One of the things we need to do here in the District is target our resources better through our prevention techniques. So that highest risk groups are most apt to change their behaviors," says Smith.

African-American males had the highest infection rate of any demographic in D.C., at nearly seven percent. More than a third of those infected with HIV in the District don't know it, according to last year's report. Smith says making HIV tests more routine will help drive down that number.

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