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Report Shows Progress In D.C.'s Fight Against HIV

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DC Appleseed is releasing the seventh annual report card on the District's efforts to fight the epidemic of HIV and AIDS in the District, reporting progress in a number of key areas.

The District scored in the A's and B', for the most part, with the lowest grade a C given to the education effort in D.C.'s charter schools.

In addition to measuring the District's accomplishments, the report also highlights areas for improvement, provides education on HIV/AIDS and focuses attention on the problem.

"The city is doing, in a number of areas, really good work that is cutting edge and in some cases, a national model for what needs to be done," said Walter Smith, the executive director of DC Appleseed. "The bad news is, that if you look at the recent data about whether all of this good work is producing the results we need to see, it is not. It's pretty sobering when you look at our prevalance rate and look at the number of cases."

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