ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 24, 2011) – TOMORROW, Governor O’Malley will join Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray, faith leaders, and other regional HIV/AIDS advocates at the National Capital Regional Conclave on HIV/AIDS hosted by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA). This conference brings together faith leaders, chief elected officials, health experts, and service providers to develop a coordinated regional strategy to combat HIV/AIDS and other health disparities.
In Maryland, there are more than 29,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. There were more than 2,200 Marylanders newly diagnosed with HIV in 2009, and this does not account for the estimated 6,000-9,000 people who have HIV and do not know it. Maryland was ranked 4th among U.S. states and territories for AIDS cases reported rates with 19.9 cases per 100,000 population for 2009.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley, County Executive Rushern Baker, DC Mayor Vincent Gray to attend National Capital Regional Conclave on HIV/AIDS
WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, March 25, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Marriott Inn, Conference Center, University of Maryland 3501 University Drive, East Hyattsville, MD