Pallone Statement on World AIDS Day
WASHINGTON DC –Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., (NJ-06), Senior Democrat on the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, released the following statement to mark World AIDS Day, which is observed Saturday, December 1, 2012:
“Today, I join people around the world in recognizing World AIDS Day. We have achieved remarkable progress treating and preventing HIV/AIDS in the almost 25 years since World AIDS day was established. Still, there is much more to do. Thirty-four million people worldwide live with HIV today, including an estimated 36,000 in New Jersey.
“As difficult economic choices arise, let us remember that investing in medical research to find innovative ways to fight AIDS is an investment in our country’s future. We must also continue to provide the resources needed to expand access to treatments, as well as educate our communities on prevention and testing. On this day let us remember all those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS and recommit ourselves to taking the necessary steps to make an AIDS free generation a reality.”