Obama Official on Black HIV Battle

Your Take: Valerie Jarrett briefs us on a meeting she attended with leaders in the fight.

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We still have much work to do. Too many people have been affected, and we must continue to drive our efforts forward to build healthier communities and reduce HIV-related disparities. As the day's theme, "I Am My Brother/Sister's Keeper," attests, it will take the nation's collective efforts, including on-the-ground grassroots advocacy, to reach an AIDS-free generation for all Americans. After our inspiring discussion yesterday, I am more hopeful than ever that we can reach that goal.

To read the Twitter chat that Russell Simmons and I had yesterday on HIV/AIDS, please visit here. For more information, please visit aids.gov.

Valerie Jarrett is senior adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement.

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