December 18, 1998


We all know there is much to do, in boosting prevention and international support, and in developing an HIV vaccine. I will make sure this vaccine remains a top priority for my Administration.

President Bill Clinton
December 18, 1998

Today, President Clinton announces the release of $479 million in new Ryan White funding to improve primary health care and supportive services for people with HIV/AIDS. The President will unveil these grants in a meeting with his Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS to hear a report on their work and to seek their advice on ways to improve the Nation's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Presidential Leadership In The Battle Against HIV/AIDS. The President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS was created by the President in 1995 to provide guidance on the Nation's efforts to care for those living with HIV/AIDS, to stop the spread of the disease, and to improve vaccine and treatment efforts. Today, President Clinton will:

Building On Efforts To Address The HIV/AIDS Epidemic. Today's activities build on Administration efforts in the past few months to gain critical investments in HIV/AIDS research and treatment, including:

A Solid Record Of Progress In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS. The Clinton/Gore Administration has a proud record of accomplishment in its response to HIV/AIDS, including:

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