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The District of Columbia has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the country, and nearly 40 percent of the people living with the disease are over age 50.
In less than two years, Virginia has eliminated the waiting list for a program that helps low- income residents obtain AIDS medication.
AIDS is graying. By the end of the decade, the government estimates, more than half of Americans living with HIV will be over 50. Even in developing countries, more people with the AIDS virus are surviving to middle age and beyond.
The federal government is pledging $5 million toward a military medical researcher's work on a dual vaccine to treat heroin addiction and prevent infection with the AIDS virus.
There's a dire AIDS and HIV problem in D.C., but the numbers for the entire D.C.-Baltimore corridor are staggering.
Thirteen AIDS activists were arrested outside the White House after tying dollar bills and pill bottles to the executive mansion's fence and calling for better funding of HIV and AIDS programs.
Washington National Cathedral is displaying sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt along with many other sites in the nation's capital, and the cathedral plans to host an interfaith memorial service this weekend.
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