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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
LIBERIA: U.S. Gov't Donates HIV/AIDS Medical Equipment to AFL
By Caesar N. Slapeh
November 5, 2013
allAfrica (10.31.2013)

An article in allAfrica reported that the US government donated HIV/AIDS medical equipment valued at more than US $40,000 to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) on October 30. The Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief made the donation through the US Embassy. At a ceremony marking the donation, US Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac stated that the US government will continue to help Liberia prevent HIV/AIDS infection in members of the AFL and provide care for those who are infected. Malac noted that DHAPP has provided training and education since the AFL’s HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment program began in 2009 with the goal of reducing HIV/AIDS incidence and promoting a disease-free generation. She complimented the AFL on making the expanded clinic a reality and viewed its completion as an example of hard work, dedication, and commitment to provide care for colleagues in the armed forces. Malac explained that the equipment was a gift from the American people to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS.