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HIV/AIDS Activists Rally For Comprehensive Plan, Better Housing

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As the world commemorates AIDS Day, D.C. activists march on city hall to demand action. Dozens of people were gathering outside the Wilson Building Wednesday to protest the city's lack of a comprehensive plan to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and specifically the lack of housing for individuals with HIV.

"Simply put: Housing is health care," says Larry Bryant of DC Fights Back. "Statistics show that...safe and stable housing lowers infection rates at leads to better and more positive health outcomes. It ensures that individuals, particularly individuals who are marginalized, have a better shot at staying in care. It's one thing to get that...quick test, shot, doctor's visit, but to get ongoing care [for] mental illness, substance abuse, you have to be able to keep a safe and stable house."

There are about 300 people living with HIV who are participating in the housing program, but there are three-times as many on the waiting list.

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