June 09, 2023

Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Co-Chairs Uplift Efforts of the HIV Community

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-12) and Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL), Co-Chairs of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, today celebrated the launch of the National U=U Task Force and applauded the work of the HIV community, stakeholders, and Biden administration in the fight to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which identified the first five cases of what became known as AIDS. 

“In the four decades since the first cases of AIDS were identified, this country has made strides in preventing the spread of the disease, educating the public, and destigmatizing HIV & AIDS,” said Rep. Lee. “As Co-Chair of the HIV AIDS Caucus, I am proud of our bipartisan partnership and efforts to end this epidemic not only domestically but globally. Thank you to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation for recognizing the contributions of the HIV/AIDS Caucus at EGPAF's 35th Anniversary Celebration and congratulations to the Prevention Access Campaign and partner organizations on the successful launch of the National U=U Task Force—your work is changing lives.”

“As Co-Chair of the HIV/AIDS Caucus I can attest how partnerships between experienced stakeholders—scientists, researchers, and advocates— have led to transformative efforts that are leading us closer to our shared goal of an AIDS free generation,” said Rep. González-Colón. “I am humbled to be a part of this endeavor to achieve healthy communities in the United States and around the world. I congratulate the Prevention Access Campaign and organizations involved in launching the National U=U Task Force to elevate awareness across the federal government.”