Statement Honoring World AIDS Day 2014

Statement by the Senate GLASS Caucus Honoring the Twenty-Sixth Annual World AIDS Day – December 1, 2014

For Immediate Release

December 1, 2014
Contact: Laura Erickson Hatalsky,

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today GLASS recognizes World AIDS Day as we remember the millions who have died from HIV/AIDS and continue the fight for a cure.

Since the first World AIDS Day was observed on December 1, 1988, considerable progress has been made – what was once a near-certain death sentence is now a manageable disease. More than two decades later, however, far too many are newly infected and ultimately lose their lives to HIV/AIDS each year.

There is still considerable work to be done and we all have a role to play. Prevention and education, expanded access to care and bringing an end to stigma associated with the disease are all important aspects of a comprehensive solution.

Today and every day we join the global vow to usher in an AIDS-free generation and stop this epidemic once and for all.

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