July 18, 2006
NAACP: HIV is the New Civil Rights Movement
July 18, 2006—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), usually shy to address AIDS, referred to HIV as “America’s new civil rights movement” at a major health symposium this week in Washington, DC. NAACP president Bruce Gordon spoke about the impact of faith-based anti-HIV stigma and the importance of getting tested—which he then demonstrated by getting swabbed at a nearby site.
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