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CONGRESS OKs BILL HIKING AIDS FUNDS IN V.I.

The U.S. Congress on Friday passed a bill containing $350 million for a minority HIV/AIDS initiative, an increase of more than $100 million over last year, according to a statement from V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christian Christensen.
Christensen said the passage of the Omnibus FY 2001 Appropriations bill "resulted in another unprecedented increase in funding to combat the spread of this dread disease in our communities."
"It will mean increased dollars to the Virgin Islands, that unfortunately is high on the list of jurisdictions across the country with a per capita high incidence of the disease," Christensen said. She noted that last year's appropriation brought in more than $1 million in funding for the territory.
The delegate chairs the Congressional Black Caucus's Health Braintrust, which supported the CBC Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative.

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The U.S. Congress on Friday passed a bill containing $350 million for a minority HIV/AIDS initiative, an increase of more than $100 million over last year, according to a statement from V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christian Christensen.
Christensen said the passage of the Omnibus FY 2001 Appropriations bill "resulted in another unprecedented increase in funding to combat the spread of this dread disease in our communities."
"It will mean increased dollars to the Virgin Islands, that unfortunately is high on the list of jurisdictions across the country with a per capita high incidence of the disease," Christensen said. She noted that last year's appropriation brought in more than $1 million in funding for the territory.
The delegate chairs the Congressional Black Caucus's Health Braintrust, which supported the CBC Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative.