Nation's largest AIDS conference in Chicago

November 12, 2011 7:05:31 PM PST
The United States Conference on AIDS is being held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers this week.

Thousands of caseworkers, advocates, and people living with AIDS were in attendance. It is the nation's largest conference on AIDS.

The highly-acclaimed documentary "Many Women, One Voice: African American Women and HIV," which was produced by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc., was shown to those in attendance Saturday.

"The message has got to get to African American women. We are the folks that didn't think this virus had anything to do with us. We didn't think that we needed to get tested. We didn't need to know our status. HIV was always about somebody else," said Marsha Martin, director of Get Screened Oakland.

AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 25 to 34. The conference ends on Sunday.

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