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Huffington Post: Paving the Way for a Generation Free of HIV
October 7, 2011, Washington, D.C. - Accordia Intermational Council Member, noted philanthropist, and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, Sheila C. Johnson recently made her first trip to visit the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda. In an article published on the Huffington Post, Ms. Johnson writes of the many inspiring people she met and the clear call to action to further curb the spread and effects of HIV/AIDS.
"The takeaway from my trip was clear: to create a generation free from HIV, every individual -- including those who are HIV negative -- must take personal responsibility for leading healthy lifestyles and must be educated to reduce stigma. As a global community, we must redouble our efforts to increase access to care, education, and psycho-social support while research is underway to identify new prevention and treatment options. As we learned from Jackie -- stepping up to support young people who are HIV-positive will pay tremendous dividends in the global fight to prevent new HIV infections."
Click here to read more and see pictures from the trip.