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Obama Marks World AIDS Day 2012

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

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House on November 28, 2012.

Image by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

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.

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