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Opinion: HIV/AIDS Affects Families, Community

In an Oakland Tribune opinion piece, William Olson -- medical director of UnitedHealthcare of California -- writes that HIV/AIDS "is a family issue that we can't afford to ignore. It affects not only the person living with the virus, but the entire family and, ultimately, our entire community." He adds, "This is especially true in California, which has among the highest infection rates of any state in the nation." National HIV Testing Day will take place on Monday, and Olson writes that it is "a good reminder to turn our attention to the ways HIV/AIDS affects our families, as well as our community."

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