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Leaders Unite For Aids Conference

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The week-long International Aids Conference in Washington, D.C. included a variety of speakers and entertainment, including political leaders and expert scientists to musical performers and philanthropists.

One of Friday's speakers included Phil Wilson, president and CEO of Black AIDS Institute. He says there is great significant in the conference being held in Washington, D.C. this year.

"It's extremely important to have the International Aids Conference here in Washington," says Wilson. "We have the capital of the richest country in the world that actually has HIV rates higher than what we see in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world... We have a developed country with a concentrated epidemic, and a city where there's a generalized epidemic."

Wilson says he thinks the conference will help change things for the better in Washington. He says the first step is, "to act now."

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