Secretary Sebelius Addresses Opening Session of AIDS 2012

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary at AIDS 2012

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary © IAS/Ryan Rayburn

Tonight in Washington, DC, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the opening session of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).

“This week is a chance for each of us to arm ourselves with the latest science, to trade best practices, to learn from each other, and then go back to our communities and countries with renewed energy and determination to finish the job,” she said. “On behalf of the United States, we are proud to be your hosts for the 19th International AIDS Conference.  And we are honored to be your partners in this important work.”

During her remarks, Secretary Sebelius announced a series of innovative public-private partnerships in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Read her speech (PDF 62KB) and read more about the new partnerships (PDF 176KB).


  1. David Shames says:

    Thank you Secretary Sebelius. I feel that after 30 years of distress, education and humble pleading that I can move onto other health and legal disparities that plague society. I love America and am proud to say that I am a positive veteran of this great experiment.

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