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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    Peace Corps Expands Anti-AIDS Fight Los Angeles Times Online (www.latimes.com) (06/27/00); Briscoe, David Peace Corps Director Mark Schneider is set to
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      "Peace Corps Expands Anti-AIDS Fight"
      Los Angeles Times Online (www.latimes.com) (06/27/00); Briscoe,
      David
      Peace Corps Director Mark Schneider is set to announce today
      a new plan to fight HIV, one that includes training all of its
      volunteers in Africa about HIV prevention and care and forming a
      "crisis corps" of 200 former volunteers to help battle the
      epidemic. "There is no option for any organization working in
      development other than to play a role in helping these countries
      confront the HIV-AIDS crisis," Schneider explained. As part of
      the effort, which will receive additional funding from the Bill
      and Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard
      Foundation, 50 Peace Corps volunteers whose focus is AIDS will be
      placed in southern and eastern Africa. Peace Corps volunteers
      will reach hundreds of thousands of people over the next few
      years, educating those who are at risk for HIV, training
      communities about prevention, developing leadership among young
      people for peer counseling, and working on programs to increase
      nutrition for HIV and AIDS patients.
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