Music City Mayor David Briley signed an executive order that will create the Ending the HIV Epidemic Advisory Council in Nashville, reports News Channel 5.
Last year, the mayor appointed a task force to develop a plan to tackle HIV in the city. The new advisory council’s job will be to ensure that the plan is executed.
“I believe we can end HIV in our city, and today marks the next important step in the work,” Briley said. “This advisory council will build on the plan we have put together, implementing solutions to prevent infections, reduce disparities and dramatically improve the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS and their families.”
According to the article, more than 4,000 residents are living with HIV in Davidson County. The county houses Nashville, the capital of both Tennessee and the nation’s country music scene.
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