This week in South Carolina, state lawmakers are about to sign on to what essentially can be called a death warrant for people living with HIV/AIDS in South Carolina. Tomorrow the legislature will hold a hearing to terminate the state's financial contribution to HIV/AIDS programs. This means in South Carolina, HIV-prevention, testing and treatment will stop as new HIV-infection cases are expected to continue to climb.
South Carolina poised to issue AIDS death warrant
What we are seeing before our own eyes is a return to AIDS in the 80's as South Carolina launches a genocide against it's mostly African American, vulernable residents at high risk of HIV-infection. One person was recently confirmed dead while on a waitlist for the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program. In 2006, three deaths were recorded for a similar waitlist.
If you are free on Tuesday, AIDS activits in South Carolina need your help to raise hell!