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: