Booker, Sullivan Reintroduce World AIDS Day Resolution
Washington, DC – Today, on World AIDS Day, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) reintroduced a resolution commemorating and supporting the goals of World AIDS Day, including the goal to achieve zero new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths. The resolution recognizes current efforts made by the United States and international organizations in combatting HIV/AIDS while also encouraging greater coordination between the global community to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
“Around the world, nearly 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, with Black and Brown communities disproportionately affected by this disease,” said Senator Booker. “As we commemorate World AIDS Day, let us never forget the number of lives lost to this deadly disease and recommit to eradicating HIV/AIDS in the United States and worldwide by scaling up support for prevention, treatment, and research programs.”
“Since my time working in the George W. Bush administration, I’ve been an ardent supporter of robust funding for PEPFAR, a federal program started by President Bush that has treated nearly 15 million people around the world living with HIV/AIDS,” said Senator Sullivan. “But this virus still claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year. I’m glad to join Senator Booker and our House colleagues in introducing a resolution to recognize World AIDS Day and commend the critical work being done to prevent infections, end this devastating pandemic, and save lives.”
The full text of the resolution can be found here.