11.30.11

Schiff Statement on World AIDS Day

Washington, D.C.– Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement this evening marking World AIDS Day, which is tomorrow:

“Nearly 30 years ago, the AIDS epidemic began to cut down thousands, later millions of otherwise healthy, mostly young people in the U.S. and across the world.

“As we observe World AIDS Day, each of us should pause and remember the more than 25 million people worldwide who are estimated to have died from the disease. But even as we mourn those who have been lost, we must continue the fight against HIV/AIDS.

“Today, more than 30 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS, and while death rates have plummeted in the U.S. and other developed nations, the disease is still ravaging Africa, where treatment options and public awareness are more limited.

“For my part, I will continue to fight to give our medical researchers, our health-care professionals here at home and our international partners overseas the resources that they need to make HIV/AIDS a distant memory.”

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