Obama Marks World AIDS Day 2012

"I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, ... do hereby proclaim December 1, 2012, as World AIDS Day."

WASHINGTON—President Obama on Thursday issued a proclamation declaring December 1 World AIDS Day, saying, "We can beat this disease."

In part, he noted:

Creating an AIDS-free generation is a shared responsibility. It requires commitment from partner countries, coupled with support from donors, civil society, people living with HIV, faith-based organizations, the private sector, foundations, and multilateral institutions. We stand at a tipping point in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and working together, we can realize our historic opportunity to bring that fight to an end.

Read the whole proclamation: