WASHINGTON - The Associated Press is now reporting that Governor Mike Huckabee, while campaigning in Western Iowa today, responded to a joint letter from the Human Rights Campaign and The AIDS Institute requesting a meeting with Jeanne White-Ginder. The letter was sent after Gov. Huckabee's continued to stand by his comments suggesting that the U.S government look into isolating people living with HIV/AIDS. The AP reports Huckabee as saying, "I would be very willing to meet with them. I would tell them we've come a long way in research, in treatment." The full AP story can be read here: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i-BBLBWCdCy4G41uPCFyeJmZj1TQD8TFBN701
Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese responded by saying:
"I would like to inform Governor Huckabee that the mother of Ryan White, for whom the Ryan White CARE Act is named, doesn't need to be schooled about how far we've come in HIV/AIDS research and treatment."
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