CHICAGO (CBS) – Wednesday is World AIDS Day.
On Wednesday morning, the city of Chicago gave us a preview of the new garden dedicated to those fighting HIV and AIDS.
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The two-and-a-half-acre garden can be found at Lake Shore Drive and Belmont in an area dubbed the Belmont Rocks. It is a special place for the LGBT community. The garden pays homage to those who fight against AIDS today and pays homage to the early days of the fight against HIV.
“This garden is not just for reflection, but it is for education. And there is a community garden component to make sure the community is integrated into this three-acre site, ”Ald said. Tom Tunney (44th.)
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The opening of the garden is scheduled for next spring. City leaders also highlighted the progress made in the fight against AIDS. HIV cases are on the decline. They have fallen 26% in the city of Chicago since 2009.
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– Tom Tunney (@AldTomTunney) November 30, 2021
President Joe Biden is expected to unveil a new national HIV / AIDS strategy on Wednesday. Her plan aims to prevent new infections, improve outcomes for people living with HIV, and reduce health inequalities.
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It prioritizes black women, trans women, 13-24 year olds, injecting drug users, as well as black, Latino and Native American men. The goal is to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.