Pelosi Statement on World AIDS Day

Dec 1, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on World AIDS Day:

“Every World AIDS Day, friends and allies in the struggle against HIV across the globe recommit to preventing, testing, treating and destroying this devastating disease.  We recognize that as a global epidemic, AIDS requires a global response – and that banishing HIV to the history books will require compassion, ingenuity, and energy from all of us.

“This World AIDS Day’s theme, ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation’ is a battle cry to renewed action and redoubled determination.  AIDS is a resourceful disease, ever mutating to escape our destruction. We must be even more resourceful and relentless in our fight against it – and even more united in our resolve to end it.

“Our loved ones living with HIV/AIDS know that this is a personal fight: to end stigma and create hope.  We honor their courage and stand by them to deal with this challenge on a global scale.  Today, as we remember family and friends who are no longer with us, and continue to increase awareness, prevention, and research towards a cure, let us renew our vow to end AIDS, once and for all.”

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