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Sens. Ossoff, Warnock Working to Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Metro Atlanta

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff secured new resources to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Metro Atlanta.

Sens. Ossoff and Warnock announced new resources for Fulton County’s Department for HIV Elimination to help Georgians with HIV/AIDS access the health care, treatment, and support services they need.

“Working alongside Senator Warnock, I will continue strengthening health care services, facilities, and access for the people of Georgia. The fight against HIV/AIDS continues, and this investment will help prevent and treat disease,” Sen. Ossoff said. 

“I’ve long been committed to fighting for care and justice for those living with HIV, and as a voice for Georgians in the Senate I’m proud to continue that work as a lawmaker,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that what impacts one of us impacts all of us, so I’m proud that we were able to secure vital federal investments to combat the HIV epidemic.”

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there are nearly 60,000 people in Georgia living with HIV, with a disproportionate number of Black Georgians and Georgians living in the Metro Atlanta area becoming infected every year.

The Federal Department of Health and Human Services has identified Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties as priority areas of focus.

The new resources will also help provide workforce training and technical assistance.

This is the latest in a string of legislative actions by Sen. Ossoff to secure the health of Georgians.

Last year, Sen. Ossoff worked to bring mobile health clinics to Georgia families and urged Congress to pass measures that will improve maternal health across the country. 

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