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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
March 13, 2008

Mrs. Bush’s Remarks During a Visit with HIV-Positive Youth
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

11:25 A.M. (Local)

MRS. BUSH: And for the press, adolescents with AIDS or are HIV positive are particularly difficult because it's hard to follow them to make sure they continue to come back as they're taking ARVs. And so I want to thank this doctor, who has set up this program here to work with adolescents. It's really important for young people to know that if they do get tested and they are HIV positive, that there are good things they can do. They can take antiretrovirals. They can protect their partners if they are positive.

And so it's very important for young people to be aware of HIV and AIDS and to know what they can do to both protect themselves and to be treated if they need to be treated.

END 11:26 A.M. (Local)

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