Sammies nominee works to stop AIDS

Tuesday - 7/6/2010, 4:15pm EDT

Dr. R.J. Simonds, Deputy Director of Global AIDS, CDC

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Since 1981 an estimated 25 million people have died of AIDS worldwide.

Right now more than 33 million people are living with the disease.

One doctor has devoted his federal career to fighting the devastating epidemic.

Dr. R.J. Simonds is helping to implement effective treatment and prevention programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

His amazing work as the Deputy Director of Global AIDS program at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is inspiring, and he has been nominated for a Service to America Medal.

(The Sammies are the annual awards handed out by the Partnership for Public Service that pay tribute to America's dedicated federal workforce.)

Simonds tells us more about his work and what he hopes to accomplish in the future.

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