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From WTOP.com:

Actor Blair Underwood cut the ribbon Thursday on an HIV/AIDS clinic bearing his name.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation opened the AHF Blair Underwood Clinic on K Street in Northwest D.C.

“It’s not about having your name on a building — it’s very flattering and I am truly honored — but it is about the work that needs to be done,” Underwood says.

He says it’s important because D.C. “has the highest rate of HIV in the nation.”

The actor, who has had great success in movies and on television, is the face of American Healthcare Foundation’s “Man Up” campaign, which encourages everyone to know their HIV status.

Underwood says he wants to go to college campuses and discuss AIDS with men “who are out there dating women and think this doesn’t concern them.”

“It concerns them — we are dying,” he says.

Underwood, a longtime AIDS advocate, has previously been featured in AHF media campaigns.


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