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Posted Sep 16 2005 12:00am


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via Breitbart:
Katrina Displaces Thousands With HIV
Sep 12 3:49 PM US/Eastern
AP National Writer

About 8,000 people with HIV and AIDS who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina now face the massive challenge of trying to manage their disease without their doctors, their clinics and their support systems.
Many advocates said this week that with an impending public health disaster looming in the Gulf region, they feared that people living with HIV and AIDS might slip through the cracks.

"There are many immediate, midterm and long-term issues that will literally be life and death for people living with HIV/AIDS," said Terje Anderson, executive director of the National Association of People with AIDS in an urgent letter seeking help from Health Secretary Michael Leavitt.

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