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Radio Remarks on World AIDS Day

December 01, 1999

Since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, more than 50 million men, women, and children worldwide have been infected with the HIV virus. Each day, 16,000 more become infected, half of whom are young people under the age of 25.

And while we've made great strides in treating AIDS here at home, there is much more that needs to be done, particularly in the developing world, where AIDS poses our greatest challenge.

Today, on World AIDS Day, and every day, we must join together as a global community to stem the tide of new infection, to care for those who are sick, and to continue our quest for a vaccine and a cure.

NOTE: The President's remarks were recorded at approximately 10 a.m. on November 29 in the Roosevelt Room at the White House for later broadcast. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on November 30 but was embargoed for release until noon on December 1. These remarks were also made available on the White House Press Office Radio Actuality Line.

William J. Clinton, Radio Remarks on World AIDS Day Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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