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White House Commemorates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett released this statement today commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:

On this, the 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I remember my sister-in-law’s fight with the disease. Tragically, she did not win that fight—she left behind a devastated husband and five-year-old daughter. But it is in her memory, and the memory of all the friends and loved ones we have lost, that we vow to keep working toward the day when HIV/AIDS is history.

Read Valerie Jarrett’s entire statement here. For more information about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and this administration’s efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the black community, visit http://www.aids.gov.