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GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER IS SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT BOOSTS THE STATE’S EFFORTS IN FIGHTING THE H-I-V EPIDEMIC. 

 

ABOUT 40 THOUSAND ILLINOISANS ARE LIVING WITH H-I-V…AND MORE THAN 13-HUNDRED CASES ARE DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR. GOVERNOR PRITZKER SAYS THIS ORDER WILL RE-INVEST IN PREVENTION AND TESTING SERVICES.

 

 

 

AIDS FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO PRESIDENT JOHN PELLER. HE SAYS EFFORTS TO REACH OUT TO MINORITIES ARE ESPECIALLY CRITICAL.

 

 

 

THE ORDER ALSO REQUIRES THE STATE TO WORK WITH MEDICAID MANAGE CARE COMPANIES TO ENSURE THOSE LIVING WITH H-I-V ARE GETTING THE HEALTHCARE THEY NEED.

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