When more than 100 U.S. Senate and House staff members recently participated in two briefings on children with HIV infection, observers noted that the standing room only attendance showed a strong need for credible information on pediatric AIDS.

"The general thrust of congressional AIDS policies has been directed toward gay men and intravenous drug abusers," said Susan Campbell, an assistant director of the AAP Department of Government Liaison. "By holding two staff briefings, we have made them think of kids, particularly infants, as a risk group."

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