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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Allan Clear
After two days of upbeat speeches about an end to AIDS, impatient activists took to the microphones and streets Tuesday to protest the sluggish pace of research, persistent barriers to care and funding, and President Obama's decision not to appear in person at the weeklong AIDS 2012 conference.
The AIDS conference has a lot of rhetoric about "treatment as prevention," he said, "but what about prevention as prevention?"
Research shows these programs "save lives" and get people off the streets and into treatment, but the federal government has "a blind spot" when it comes to funding them, said Allan Clear, executive director of the Harm Reduction Coalition.