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Baltimore picked for federal program to help eradicate HIV/AIDS

Baltimore picked for federal program to help eradicate HIV/AIDS

Baltimore is one of dozens of hotspots the federal government plans to target as it aims to drastically reduce HIV and AIDS nationwide during the next decade, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The city, along with Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, is among the areas where the federal health department estimates about half of new HIV cases occur — including 48 of some 3,000 counties nationwide, seven states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The department plans to direct funding to those areas to boost resources for fighting HIV and AIDS.

But the day after President Donald Trump announced the initiative in his State of the Union address,...

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