by Rex Wockner
Fifty global health, human rights and religious organizations have called on President Barack Obama to attend a United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS in June in New York City.
At the gathering, member countries are expected to commit to new actions to combat AIDS on a global scale.
“Your attendance will send a bold message that the United States commitment to the global AIDS response remains steadfast and will help to leverage high-level representation from other governments to develop a real plan for the next phase of the response,” the groups said in a letter to Obama.
Signers included AIDS Foundation of Chicago, AIDS Project Los Angeles, American Jewish World Service, American Social Health Association, Catholics for Choice, Center for Reproductive Rights, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, HealthGAP, HIV Law Project, National Association of People with AIDS, National Minority AIDS Council, SisterLove in South Africa, Treatment Action Group and many other groups.