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"People in the United States seem to have grown complacent and forgotten that HIV/AIDS is not just a problem overseas, but one here in our own nation. With as many as 1.1 million people in our country living with HIV/AIDS, our government, through passing a new Ryan White CARE Act, must ensure that lifesaving drugs, medical care, and social services are provided to those in need, wherever they live."

"Continued flat funding for CARE Act programs will do little to help eliminate current waiting lists, and nothing to extend care and treatment to people who aren't even on those lists. Instead, it will only serve to pit city against city and state against state for the limited dollars available. A person's ability to receive treatment should not depend upon where in the country they live."

"The Ryan White CARE Act works -- that is why it must be reauthorized. In the devastation following Hurricane Katrina, one of the only bright notes was that the Ryan White/ADAP system in states across the country went into high gear to assure that poor patients could access their life-saving medications. The CARE Act and the systems it has created serve as a model for all medical care in the U.S."

"Ryan taught us that AIDS can strike anyone, anywhere. As we work together to renew the Ryan White CARE Act, I urge the Congress and the Administration to provide adequate funding so that everyone who is in need of these lifesaving medications and medical care, can have the chance to live productive, healthy and longer lives."

"With as many as 1.1 million people in the U.S. living today with HIV/AIDS, and nearly 3 out of 4 of them uninsured or relying on public assistance, the CARE Act for them is a matter of life or death. This media campaign will remind Americans that HIV/AIDS exists in everyone's neighborhood and that despite the success of the Ryan White program, not all Americans have access to lifesaving care and treatment."

"The Ryan White CARE Act has a proven track record of success in providing lifesaving drugs as well as a full range of medical care and support services. The CARE Act is keeping people alive much longer than ever before. It has had strong bipartisan support from Congressional leaders over the years. We expect the same this year -- swift passage of reauthorization legislation this fall."


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The following people are available to comment on the Ryan White CARE Act from either a national or a local perspective. Click on their photo or name to read more about them. To arrange an interview or request additional information, please contact Jennifer Devlin at 1-703-876-1714 or jennifer.devlin@cox.net.

Bethsheba Johnson Michelle Lopez Alice Myerson
Bethsheba
Johnson

Luck Care Center
Chicago, IL
Michelle Lopez
Community
Healthcare
Network
Bronx, NY
Alice Myerson
Montefiore Hospital
Adolescent AIDS
Program
Bronx, NY
Carlos A. PerezMary Lynn PurcellJoel Wesley Thompson
Carlos A. Perez
ACCESS
Community Health
Network
Chicago, IL
Mary Lynn
Purcell

DeKalb County
Board of Health
Decatur, GA
Joel Wesley
Thompson

Jemsek Clinic
Charlotte, NC