White House Statement Addresses 35th Anniversary Of HIV/AIDS In U.S.
White House Office of the Press Secretary: Statement by the President on the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America
U.S. President Barack Obama writes, “On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on what would later be understood as the first documented cases of AIDS. The past 35 years tell a story that bends from uncertainty, fear, and loss toward resilience, innovation, and hope. … Nearly five years ago, I said that an AIDS-free generation is within reach, and today, the global community is committed to ending this epidemic by 2030. This will take American leadership, smart investments, and a commitment to ensure that all communities are heard and included as we move forward…” (6/5).