World AIDS Day, 2005, 72575-72576 [05-23705]

Download as PDF 72575 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 232 Monday, December 5, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7967 of December 1, 2005 The President World AIDS Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On World AIDS Day, we remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and we recommit ourselves to fighting and preventing HIV/AIDS and to comforting those infected and their loved ones. The United States is working with its partners around the world to turn the tide against HIV/AIDS. In May 2003, we committed $15 billion over 5 years to support treatment, prevention, and care. This plan is designed to support and strengthen the AIDS-fighting strategies of many nations, including 15 affected countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Approximately 400,000 men, women, and children in sub-Saharan Africa have received life-saving treatment supported through this program. This is a remarkable improvement from 2 years ago, when just 50,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa were receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS. The plan focuses on the ABC prevention message—Abstain, Be faithful, and use Condoms—with abstinence being the only sure way to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV/ AIDS. We are also working with faith-based and community organizations and local leaders around the world to expand testing facilities, upgrade clinics and hospitals, and train and support medical personnel. Here at home, more than 1 million people suffer from HIV/AIDS. To stop the spread of this virus, we are focusing extraordinary Federal efforts and resources to increase routine voluntary testing, improve access to life-extending care, and develop a vaccine. We are also grateful for the work of faith-based and community programs whose efforts in these areas are helping to improve the lives of our citizens. On World AIDS Day, we recognize the effect of HIV/AIDS and renew our commitment to defeat this pandemic. Americans believe that every life matters and every person counts. The United States will continue to spread a vision of hope as we stand with people from around the world to face the challenges of HIV/AIDS with courage and determination. Together, we can build a better future for all. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 1, 2005, as World AIDS Day. I urge the Governors of the States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join me in appropriate activities to remember those who have lost their lives to this deadly disease and to comfort and support those living with HIV/AIDS. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Dec 02, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05DED0.SGM 05DED0 72576 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 232 / Monday, December 5, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–23705 Filed 12–2–05; 10:25 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Dec 02, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05DED0.SGM 05DED0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 232 (Monday, December 5, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 72575-72576]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23705]



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The President





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Proclamation 7967--World AIDS Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 232 / Monday, December 5, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7967 of December 1, 2005

                
World AIDS Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On World AIDS Day, we remember those who have lost 
                their lives to AIDS, and we recommit ourselves to 
                fighting and preventing HIV/AIDS and to comforting 
                those infected and their loved ones.

                The United States is working with its partners around 
                the world to turn the tide against HIV/AIDS. In May 
                2003, we committed $15 billion over 5 years to support 
                treatment, prevention, and care. This plan is designed 
                to support and strengthen the AIDS-fighting strategies 
                of many nations, including 15 affected countries in 
                Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Approximately 400,000 
                men, women, and children in sub-Saharan Africa have 
                received life-saving treatment supported through this 
                program. This is a remarkable improvement from 2 years 
                ago, when just 50,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa were 
                receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS. The plan focuses on 
                the ABC prevention message--Abstain, Be faithful, and 
                use Condoms--with abstinence being the only sure way to 
                prevent the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS. We are 
                also working with faith-based and community 
                organizations and local leaders around the world to 
                expand testing facilities, upgrade clinics and 
                hospitals, and train and support medical personnel.

                Here at home, more than 1 million people suffer from 
                HIV/AIDS. To stop the spread of this virus, we are 
                focusing extraordinary Federal efforts and resources to 
                increase routine voluntary testing, improve access to 
                life-extending care, and develop a vaccine. We are also 
                grateful for the work of faith-based and community 
                programs whose efforts in these areas are helping to 
                improve the lives of our citizens.

                On World AIDS Day, we recognize the effect of HIV/AIDS 
                and renew our commitment to defeat this pandemic. 
                Americans believe that every life matters and every 
                person counts. The United States will continue to 
                spread a vision of hope as we stand with people from 
                around the world to face the challenges of HIV/AIDS 
                with courage and determination. Together, we can build 
                a better future for all.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim December 1, 2005, as World 
                AIDS Day. I urge the Governors of the States and the 
                Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other 
                territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
                States, and the American people to join me in 
                appropriate activities to remember those who have lost 
                their lives to this deadly disease and to comfort and 
                support those living with HIV/AIDS.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 05-23705
Filed 12-2-05; 10:25 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P