WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of World AIDS Day, which is tomorrow, December 1:
“Tomorrow we commemorate World AIDS Day – a day to remember those living with HIV/AIDS and those we have lost to this horrific disease. While we come together with the international community to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, we also recognize and applaud the work of those who devote their lives to combating and preventing this global killer. Significant progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the lives of many have been made better by the efforts of a few.
“Today, Secretaries Clinton and Sebelius announced that the United States will host the XIX International AIDS Conference in July 2012. Highlighting this important issue on our international stage demonstrates America’s unwavering commitment to leading the world toward a future free from AIDS.
“The entire world is affected by HIV/AIDS and until a cure is found, we all share the responsibility of preventing the spread of this global pandemic. America will lead the way, and tomorrow – and every day – we must rededicate ourselves to finding a cure.”