U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (PR-At Large), co-chairs of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the goals of World AIDS Day, according to a press release from Lee's office.
This includes continued efforts to prevention, care and treatment services, and research programs for communities impacted by HIV and people living with HIV in the United States and globally.
Tuesday, Dec. 1, marks the 33rd annual World AIDS Day. This year's World AIDS Day theme recognizes the importance of "Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility."
"This year, as we mark the 33rd World AIDS Day, I am reflecting on the progress we've made and the challenges ahead as we face a global pandemic," said Lee. "Because of programs like PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and the Ryan White Program, we have saved millions of lives across the globe and supported access to education, care and lifesaving treatment. This resolution is an important step toward bringing Congress together to achieve our shared goal of an AIDS-free generation."
The full text of the resolution is at lee.house.gov/imo/media/doc/LEE_100_xml.pdf .