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A week after CDC calls for urgent response, West Virginia cancels Kanawha HIV meeting at last minute

By Caity Coyne, Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department’s monthly HIV task force meeting was canceled with little notice Tuesday, a week after a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called for urgency to slow HIV spread in the region.

The cancellation came from officials at the state Department of Health and Human Resources. An email provided to the Gazette-Mail announcing the cancellation was sent to HIV Task Force members at 11:50 a.m. The meeting was set to begin at noon.

“Meeting has been cancelled. Apologize for the last minute cancelation [sic],” the email read.

Andrea Lannom, public information officer at the Department of Health and Human Resources, said in an email at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday that the meeting was canceled because Dr. Ayne Amjad, state health officer, was “unable to attend.” …

To read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/health/a-week-after-cdc-calls-for-urgent-response-state-cancels-kanawha-hiv-meeting-at-last/article_b9c798c2-f30e-520e-9b1f-3d0c23ba70fe.html

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