World AIDS Day, 2006, 70455-70456 [06-9537]

Download as PDF 70455 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 232 Monday, December 4, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 8087 of November 30, 2006 The President World AIDS Day, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation HIV/AIDS is a global health crisis and a constant struggle for many of our families, friends, and neighbors. On World AIDS Day, we underscore our commitment to fight the AIDS pandemic with compassion and decisive action. America leads the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and through the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief we are combating the disease in countries around the world. Through the New Partners Initiative, we are supporting faith-based and community organizations that offer much of the health care in the developing world, so that we can reach more people more effectively. In addition, the United States and other concerned countries are promoting a comprehensive strategy to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. This includes the ABC approach—encouraging abstinence, being faithful, and using condoms, with abstinence as the only sure way to avoid the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS. As we work to fight HIV/AIDS globally, we must also ensure our citizens at home have the resources and support they need for treatment and prevention of this disease. Today, more than 1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, and many of these individuals are unaware that they are infected. We will continue to provide medical care, counseling, and testing for those in greatest need of HIV/AIDS assistance, and I have asked the Congress to reform and reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act and provide new funding to improve distribution of HIV/AIDS medicines in America. The Federal Government is also working closely with faith-based and other community organizations to provide services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and end the stigma of AIDS. America is blessed with scientific knowledge and compassionate citizens, and we are guided by our founding conviction that each life has matchless value. On World AIDS Day and throughout the year, we stand with our friends and partners around the world in the urgent struggle to fight this virus, comfort those who are affected, and save lives. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PRESDOC 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, 2006, 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 AIDS, to work to prevent this deadly disease, and to comfort and support those living with HIV/AIDS. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:05 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04DED0.SGM 04DED0 70456 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. [FR Doc. 06–9537 Filed 12–1–06; 10:44 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:05 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04DED0.SGM 04DED0 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PRESDOC Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 232 (Monday, December 4, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 06-9537]



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The President





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Proclamation 8087--World AIDS Day, 2006


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8087 of November 30, 2006

                
World AIDS Day, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                HIV/AIDS is a global health crisis and a constant 
                struggle for many of our families, friends, and 
                neighbors. On World AIDS Day, we underscore our 
                commitment to fight the AIDS pandemic with compassion 
                and decisive action.

                America leads the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS, 
                and through the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief we are 
                combating the disease in countries around the world. 
                Through the New Partners Initiative, we are supporting 
                faith-based and community organizations that offer much 
                of the health care in the developing world, so that we 
                can reach more people more effectively. In addition, 
                the United States and other concerned countries are 
                promoting a comprehensive strategy to prevent the 
                spread of HIV/AIDS. This includes the ABC approach--
                encouraging abstinence, being faithful, and using 
                condoms, with abstinence as the only sure way to avoid 
                the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS.

                As we work to fight HIV/AIDS globally, we must also 
                ensure our citizens at home have the resources and 
                support they need for treatment and prevention of this 
                disease. Today, more than 1 million Americans are 
                living with HIV/AIDS, and many of these individuals are 
                unaware that they are infected. We will continue to 
                provide medical care, counseling, and testing for those 
                in greatest need of HIV/AIDS assistance, and I have 
                asked the Congress to reform and reauthorize the Ryan 
                White CARE Act and provide new funding to improve 
                distribution of HIV/AIDS medicines in America. The 
                Federal Government is also working closely with faith-
                based and other community organizations to provide 
                services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and end the 
                stigma of AIDS.

                America is blessed with scientific knowledge and 
                compassionate citizens, and we are guided by our 
                founding conviction that each life has matchless value. 
                On World AIDS Day and throughout the year, we stand 
                with our friends and partners around the world in the 
                urgent struggle to fight this virus, comfort those who 
                are affected, and save lives.

                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, 2006, 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 AIDS, to work to prevent 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 
                thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-9537
Filed 12-1-06; 10:44 am]
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