AIDS 2012: The U.S. Congress and the Global AIDS Epidemic Special Session

AIDS 2012: The U.S. Congress and the Global AIDS Epidemic Special Session

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Engaging the U.S. Congress is a critical part of both demonstrating and encouraging continued U.S. leadership to combat HIV/AIDS around the world. Historically, there has been strong bipartisan support in this area, but we are at a new juncture, facing significant transitions in the U.S. political and fiscal environment. This panel will focus on both the historical legacy and future trajectory of U.S. Congressional involvement in addressing the global AIDS epidemic. It will be moderated by Senator Bill Frist, Former Senate Majority Leader (R-TN), a practicing physician, and widely considered a Congressional architect of PEPFAR and leader in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. The panel will include current members of Congress from both parties, who will discuss the future of the bipartisan partnership on U.S. global HIV/AIDS efforts.


  • Sen. Bill Frist, United States

Panel Discussion

  • Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), United States
  • Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), United States
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), United States
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), United States

Event Date

Jul 25, 2012

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