Transcript featuring panelist speakers and testimonials from the community; consumers, providers and caregivers. The Hearing's stated purpose is to help the Planning Council make a determination of how the money that the City of Boston receives from the Ryan White Care Act should be allocated. Identifying needs of communities not being met or serviced and detecting emerging trends. Focusing on the needs and issues of the Gay, Lesbian and Bi-Sexual Community, as well as the needs of women, including women prisoners. Alternative holistic treatments such as acupuncture, Reiki and herbalism are discussed. Also including testimony from Sister Jeannette Normandin SSA of Ruah, Breath of Life, Inc., nurse practitioner Margaret A. Lynch MSN, RN C, as well as a staff member and client from the Boston Living Center.