Hearing set on bill for AIDS panel


The Baltimore City Council's Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would establish a commission on HIV/AIDS.

City Council President Sheila Dixon sponsored the bill, which would create an organization in city government to try to coordinate the city's efforts to prevent the spread of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

The hearing will be held at 5 p.m. in City Council chambers in City Hall. Dixon formed an advisory group two years ago that recommended declaring AIDS a public health emergency in the city, studying the effectiveness of the city's prevention efforts, and soliciting more money from federal, state and private sources to fight the disease.

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