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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
NEW YORK: Keep the Promise HIV/AIDS March Coming to Brooklyn
Senegal Mabry
March 27, 2013
New York Amsterdam News (03.22.13)

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), which sponsors the annual “Keep the Promise on HIV/AIDS” march and rally in Washington, DC, will bring the march to Brooklyn, N.Y., in April. The AHF Web site noted that the march unites national and local HIV/AIDS activists to call on leaders to create "universal access to AIDS care and treatment.” AHF and advocates have called for affordable housing for people living with HIV/AIDS, increased HIV/AIDS prevention and care funding, and lower HIV/AIDS drug prices by pharmaceutical companies so that those infected can stay alive. The upcoming Brooklyn march will take place April 6 at Cadman Plaza Park, beginning at 12:00 noon. HIV/AIDS advocate Reverend Al Sharpton will be taking part in the march. Musical guests performing for the crowd before the march begins will be DJ Lina, rapper Cassidy, Bridget Kelly, Miri Ben-Ari, and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.