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Missouri Continues to fight the spread of AIDS.

Date: December 1, 2011
By: Stacey Kafka
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Thirty organizations in St. Louis focus on getting to zero on World AIDS day.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: President Barack Obama announced adding $50 million for AIDS treatment.

Missouri's health department reports 11,000 Missourians are infected with AIDS and HIV.

Nearly half of those cases are in the St. Louis area.

Health Service Manager for the City of St. Louis Dale Wrigley says his department is offering testing in more locations to increase awareness.

Actuality:  AIDS2.WAV
Run Time:  00:06
Description: "If we're doing blood work on someone, they're going to get an HIV test too."

Executive Director of St. Louis Effort for AIDS Cheryl Oliver says people are living longer with AIDS, but there is still more that needs to be done to stop the disease from spreading.

Actuality:  AIDS1.WAV
Run Time:  00:14
Description: "But we really need to get it back in the public eye and make sure that getting tested and knowing your status, getting treatment if you're positive is the best way to get rid of this disease"

 

Last year there were 300 new cases of HIV in Missouri.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.

Intro: 
Combined efforts between state and local health departments seek to increase AIDS awareness on World AIDS day.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: As President Barack Obama announced $50 million in funding for AIDS, 30 organizations in St. Louis combined efforts to spread awareness.

Health Service Manager for the City of St. Louis Dale Wrigley says early detection is key to stopping the spread of AIDS.

Actuality:  AIDS4.WAV
Run Time:  00:05
Description: "We had more people diagnosed with HIV than we did with AIDS, which means we're finding people sooner."

Executive Director of St. Louis Effort for AIDS Cheryl Oliver says the effect of the disease is decreasing.

Actuality:  AIDS3.WAV
Run Time:  00:14
Description: "For 30 years we kept saying can we get rid of the disease, now we're saying will we get rid of this disease. Do we have the will to have the courageous conversations we need to have."

Last year there were 300 new cases of HIV in Missouri.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.


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