During today’s AIDS 2012 plenary session, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke about progress and next steps toward achieving an AIDS-free generation. During her remarks she echoed the call she first made on World AIDS Day 2011 for the world to join the United States in working to achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation. She also shared progress being made toward that goal, discussed several barriers to overcome, and announced investments totaling $157 million in four initiatives that will help advance us toward that goal.
The Secretary also called upon U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Dr. Eric Goosby to take the lead on developing a blueprint by World AIDS Day 2012 that outlines the goals and objectives for the next phase of our effort to achieve an AIDS-free generation. She also emphasized that other countries needed to step up to the plate and do their part, in particular by supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.