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Press conference to unveil 'Live Long, Sugar' the first
national public education campaign in ging people to color
living with HIV to seek preventative treatment for AIDS-
related pneumonia. The campaign features Gram my A ward-
winning singer Patti LaBelle and four people of color living
with HIV. The project is sponsored by the TQ!onual Mwn rWiy
AIDS Council (NMAC), in cooperation with the US Public
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(Pneunzosstfis cariuii Pieunmrv onaOmmO c1only called PCP)
killed the majority of people infected with HIV. In the
mid-eighties, the medical community began using sulfa-
based drugs to prevent PC, and today over 80 percent of gay
white males who are HIV positive and have significantly
compromised ifmmlU ne systems get the treatment. Recent
studies have shown, however, that people of color are far
less likely to receive preventative treatment for this common
but largely pr eventable form of pneumonia.
Tuesday, September 1 3, 1994; 10:00 am
The National Press Club
14th and F Streek. NW, Washington, DC
* Patti LaBelle
* Di'. Philip R, Lee, Asst. Secretary of Public Health
* Paul kawata, Exec. Dir .,NatiorECI! Mi'norit> .TDS Council
" Moises Agosto, NMAC\-Trs'u ct A civ Director
:il tyre requiired for this m tcto
-d and Should be re'tu'ted n,: n oon
on Monday, Septemibei 12, 1994.
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National Minority AIDS Council. [Press release: Patti Labelle to unveil national ad campaign targeting people of color living with HIV/AIDS], text, September 1, 1994; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc916644/m1/1/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.