White House Official: ‘Lack Of Urgency’ For HIV/AIDS Efforts In Atlanta
After visiting several AIDS centers in Atlanta, Jeffrey Crowley, director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, said on Tuesday that he is concerned about the city's efforts to address HIV/AIDS, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He said, "There is concern in Atlanta about the commitment of elected officials" to address HIV/AIDS, adding, "People say there's not the urgency there should be." Crowley continued, "Atlanta is a major epicenter in the HIV crisis in the U.S. We want to engage the American people broadly." The newspaper reports that "Crowley made the comments during an interview with a reporter prior to speaking at the first in about a dozen HIV/AIDS community discussions, sponsored by the Obama administration" (Schneider, 8/25).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.