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Birmingham one of 13 U.S. cities dedicated to ending spread of AIDS by 2030

(Erin Edgemon | eedgemon@al.com)

Birmingham is one of 13 cities in the United States to join the Paris Declaration to end the spread of AIDS by 2030.

Mayor William Bell signed a declaration last week pledging to dedicate local resources in the fight to end AIDS.

State agencies, local organizations and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are partnering to achieve the following goals by 2020: 90 percent of people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90 percent of those who know their status will be engaged in care and on antiretroviral therapy (ART); and 90 percent of those on ART achieving full viral suppression, UAB stated in a release.

Partners include the city of Birmingham, Alabama Department of Public Health, Jefferson County Department of Public Health, Birmingham AIDS Outr...

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