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John Armstrong burnishes anti-HIV cred amid confirmation doubts

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The same week that the Senate confirmation chances of its secretary – Surgeon General John Armstrong – continue dangling by a thread, the Florida Department of Health issued a news release in advance of an upcoming HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Armstrong has been criticized for, among other things, the state’s overall growing rate of HIV/AIDS. Thursday is the 11th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the release says. The news release notes one silver lining: “From 2010 through 2014, the number of…

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