By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com October 11 2002 11:00 PM ET
U.S. representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will receive the Global AIDS Alliance's Stop Global AIDS Leadership Award on October 5 for her efforts in fighting the disease both in the United States and internationally, particularly her support of debt relief for developing nations so that more money in poor countries can be spent on AIDS prevention and treatment. The award will be presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Also being honored at the event are U.S. senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and ActionAid coordinator of HIV/AIDS programs Jackie Bataringaya.