City Council Votes to Use Grant Funds to Lower HIV Rate in SA

Yesterday, San Antonio City Council voted to pass a measure recommended by San Antonio Metro Health District to reduce HIV outcomes in SA using $20,000 in grant funding (Agenda Item 17). The HIV rate in SA is high above the national and state averages, and young African American and Hispanic males in SA are at a disproportionate risk for HIV.

Even though the HIV rate is significantly higher among practicing homosexuals, the elected officials in City Hall persist in actively promoting homosexual lifestyles with a rainbow crosswalk, as well as supporting the Pridefest and Parade.

Councilwoman Ana Sandoval commended Metro Health for “trying to stem the tide of HIV in Bexar County.” The first step in reducing HIV rates shouldn’t be more spending. The City, and Metro Health, should STOP promoting dangerous lifestyles!

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