Monday, March 12, 2007

Last week, I was at the DuPage County Board's Health and Human Service Committee to try and accomplish three things: 1. Introduce The Mosaic Initiative, hopefully as a community partner to help fill gaps created by on-going funding issues; 2. Ask the County Board to get and HIV test and promote county-wide testing; and 3. Support us in promoting "KNOW YOUR STATUS" on print and internet dating service companies.

While initially to response seemed luke-warmly positive, one question that seemed to be lingering was: since DuPage County has such a low disagnosis rate (average of 30 per year), how much effort should the health department put into this effort? (See:,6_1_NA07_HIV_S1.article

A couple of thoughts about this:

We certainly have our work cut out for us, but as Queen Latifah, fellow Rutgers grad, says in her new HBO film in which she plays an HIV/AIDS activist, "We will keep talking about this as long as people keep getting HIV".

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