Activists call on Gov. Wolf to work to reduce AIDS rate in Pa.

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 30, 2015 2:31 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A group of AIDS activists from Philadelphia is urging Governor Tom Wolf to take steps to try to slow the spread of the disease in Pennsylvania. 

About 20 members of the group ACT UP gathered Thursday outside Wolf's Capitol office.

They were part of a larger group that rode in a bus to Harrisburg to deliver their message. 

Demonstrator Jose DeMarco says Wolf pledged his support for the group's goals during last year's election campaign.

But he says little has been done to help people with the HIV virus get treatment, housing and medical care that could make Pennsylvania HIV-free by 2020. 

Wolf spokesman Jeff Sheridan met with the group and assured the demonstrators that the governor shares their concerns and will work to address them.  

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