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Obama Marks World AIDS Day 2012

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

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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.

Read the whole proclamation:

Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.

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