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Mon December 1, 2014

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Wants To Cut New HIV Infections By Half In 2020

Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to cut the number of HIV infections in half by the year 2020.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said by the year 2020, he wants to cut the number of new HIV infections in half. 

Heather Hill, a manager with the Benton-Franklin Health District in Kennewick, has seen a shift since AIDS emerged.

"In my 30-year public health career I’ve seen a real change in attitude in a lot of people that, ‘so what if I get an STD, it’s treatable,’ You know, chlamydia has become pretty normal and accepted,” Hill said. “ And that worries me.”

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