Navigation Links
Pelosi Statement on World AIDS Day
Date:11/30/2007

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on World AIDS Day, tomorrow December 1, 2007:

"World AIDS Day gives us an opportunity each year to assess the progress we have made together in the fight against HIV/AIDS and to consider what more we can do to help alleviate poverty and disease at home and in the developing world.

"This year's World AIDS Day theme is 'Keep the Promise - Leadership.' It is a reminder that we all must do more. Across the developing world, HIV/AIDS is devastating productive members of these societies, discouraging economic development and orphaning millions of children.

"Last week, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization released more accurate figures that reduce the number of people estimated to be living with HIV and new HIV infections. While the report is welcome news, the numbers are still staggering: 2.5 million new HIV infections each year, and a worldwide total of 33 million people infected with HIV. The need for stronger U.S. leadership and a sustained commitment from the international community is clear.

"I am proud that one of the first actions taken by the new Congress was to provide $4.5 billion for global AIDS initiatives, representing a $1.3 billion increase over the previous year. We followed up this year by passing an additional $6 billion commitment for global AIDS -- the highest levels of funding ever appropriated by the U.S. to fight infectious diseases worldwide.

"We have an opportunity to do even more. Congress will soon consider legislation to reauthorize the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This is an opportunity to show that America stands with developing nations as they fight this deadly disease. Greater investments in treatment and care can strengthen health systems and give new hope to millions, and a renewed focus on education and the elimination of gender-based violence can make significant strides in preventing a new generation of HIV-infected young people.

"Recently reported increases in both new HIV infections and new AIDS cases in the United States call out for stronger leadership domestically as well. This year, Congress passed the largest increase in seven years for the Ryan White initiative, which provides care and treatment to more than half a million low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Significant increases are also pending for HIV prevention, the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS program, and health research at the National Institutes of Health. In addition, the Early Treatment for HIV Act, which I first introduced nearly a decade ago to expand Medicaid coverage to allow people living with HIV to stay healthy and active, was reintroduced earlier this year with strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. Keeping people healthy saves lives. It is good health policy. We must pass this bill and we will.

"On World AIDS Day, let us renew our commitment to stop this deadly disease and to a future where AIDS is no longer a threat."

Visit Speaker.gov


'/>"/>
SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi: SCHIP Bill a Giant Step for Americas Children
2. Pelosi Statement on Proposed Entitlement Task Force
3. Pelosi: Todays Sweeping, Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Drug Safety is a Victory for All Americans
4. Pelosi, Slaughter and Tubbs Jones Introduce Health Tracking Legislation
5. Pelosi: Mr. President - Drop the Partisan Rhetoric, Put Down the Veto Pen
6. Pelosi: Tonights Strong Bipartisan Vote for Childrens Health Insurance a Victory for Americas Children
7. Pelosi Statement on House Vote to Extend Family and Medical Leave for Military Families
8. Pelosi and Reid: Congress Sends President Bush Bipartisan Childrens Health Insurance Bill
9. Pelosi Statement on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10. Pelosi: We Remain Committed to Making SCHIP Into Law - With or Without the Presidents Support
11. Pelosi: This Week, Members Must Choose Between Partisan Obstruction and Health Insurance for 10 Million Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2017)... Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) , ... April 27, 2017 , ... ... qualified candidates. But they will rapidly reject an outdated healthcare executive resume. , “If ... good look at your executive resume and wondering if it’s as ready as you ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American Brain Foundation last night presented ... Award (PLINA). The couple joins a prestigious list of past PLINA winners, including ... Michael J. Fox and former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. , Smith is ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... SyncDog, Inc. , the leading ... Live! 2017 in Santa Clara, California. Each year, MobileIron Live! assembles mobility ... organizations maximize the benefits of mobility in their operations securely. MobileIron ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... ... Offering the purest product of its kind, Swissx Labs AG has launched in ... market has seen before. Swissx uses proprietary strains of hemp plants grown in the ... extraction, to produce its CBD oil--maximizing its benefits for health and wellness. Learn more ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... Plastic Surgery Associates is excited to ... to present at the upcoming Aesthetic Meeting. Held in San Diego, at the San ... and Canales will lend their expertise to the Premier Global Hot Topics session, speaking ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... UNION CITY, Calif. , April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... providing durability, grip, protection, and comfort, announces the release ... the Powerform S8+. This most recent example of leading ... high density grip pattern for 200% more tactile grip ... in user protection and durability. With TracTek and a ...
(Date:4/20/2017)...  Vivify Health, the pioneer and market leader of ... very significant patent for the advancement of healthcare delivery ... digital health.  This landmark patent provides the company with ... Vivify,s position as the leader in remote care.  ... company to apply consumer mobile devices, wireless biometrics, EMR ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... and Increasing Usage of Complex Biologics during the Forecast Period" ... The ... Billion in 2015 to around USD 26 Billion by 2020. ... Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and Increasing Usage of Complex Biologics during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: