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Resolution commemorating and supporting the goals of World AIDS Day passed in Senate

The Senate passed a resolution (S. Res. 314) introduced by Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) supporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day, which takes place each year on December 1. The resolution “commends the dramatic progress in global AIDS programs supported through the efforts of PEPFAR [(The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)], the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and UNAIDS,” and highlights areas for further action including, among other things,”full implementation of the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive,… further expansion and scale-up of antiretroviral treatment programs, [and]… greater focus on HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities of women and girls.”

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