|January 10, 2000
Vice President Al Gore speeks at the United Nations Security Council session on the global AIDS crisis.
- remarks as prepared for delivery by the Vice President at the U.N. Security Council Session on AIDS in Africa
- remarks as prepared for delivery by the Vice President at the United Nations Security Council Opening Session
- see the press statement from the Vice President's office
- see a statement from ONAP Director Sandra Thurman
|December 17, 1999
|The President offers comments at the signing ceremony for the Jeffords-Kennedy Work Incentives Improvement Act, which will assist people with disabilities - including those living with AIDS - get back to work or stay at work without losing critical health benefits. The legislation also includes a demonstration component important to serving persons living with HIV. See a fact sheet on this landmark legislation.
|December 1, 1999
The White House releases the Presidential Proclamation for World AIDS Day 1999.
The White House releases an announcement of a new cooperative effort to help poort countries gain access to affordable medicinces, including for HIV/AIDS sreatments.
|November 19, 1999
|Sandra Thurman releases a statement on the final FY2000 appropriations for HIV/AIDS programs ( - 39k - requires free viewer)
|November 6, 1999
|Sandra Thurman provides comments to a plenary session of the US Conference on AIDS in Denver, Colorado.
|October 28, 1999
President Clinton announces a series of actions to protect the privacy of medical records stored electronically:
|September 30, 1999
A Proclemation from the President is released declaring October to be "National Disability Employment Awareness Month."
|September 29, 1999
|The White House releases the transcript of the President's comments to a joint meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, in which he discusses the global AIDS initiative and debt relief.
|September 29, 1999
|The White House releases a letter from the President to the House of Representatives rejecting the FY2000 DC appropriations bill (HR 2587) because, among other reasons, it includes objectionable provisions on needle exchange.
|September 21, 1999
|ONAP releases the transcript of the President's Comments to the 54th Session of the United Nations General Assembly that includes initiatives on international AIDS and vaccine development. Also see a related press release issued by the US Agency for International Development.
|September 14 , 1999
|ONAP releases a statement and an accompanying to the 11th Annual Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa (ICASA) (approx. 72k and require free viewer).
|July 22, 1999
|ONAP Director Sandra Thurman provided testimony at a hearing by the House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy & Human Resources on "What is the United States' Role in Combating the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic?"
|July 21, 1999
|Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) on the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, including its provisions relative to needle exchange
|July 19, 1999
Vice President Gore and ONAP Director Sandra Thurman release a report by ONAP and announce a new Administration initiative to address the global AIDS pandemic
- See press announcement
- View "Report on the Presidential Mission on Children Orphaned by AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Findings and Plan of Action"
- the above report (approx. 415k, and requires free viewer)
- See the sent by the President to Congress to secure the funding (approx. 196k, and requires free viewer)
- See a of the Initiative (approx. 27k, and requires free viewer)
- See a photo from the event
- See photos from the Presidential Mission
|July 14, 1999
|Vice President Gore issues a statement on the implications of a new clinical study showing the effectiveness of a drug (nevirapine) in reducing the likelihood of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (get further information from NIH).
|June 16, 1999
|HHS announces new Crisis Response Teams, part of the Administration's Initiative on HIV/AIDS in Racial and Ethnic Minorities. See PDF versions of press release and fact sheet (requires free viewer).
|June 14, 1999
|Comments by Sandra Thurman to the annual meeting of the US Conference of Mayors
|June 4, 1999
Remarks by the President at the dedication of the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health
|March 11, 1999
|Statement by the President on the appointment of Dr. Gary Nabel as the first director of the vaccine research center at the National Institutes of Health
|February 25, 1999
|Comments by Sandra Thurman to the 1999 National Conference on African Americans and HIV/AIDS (you can hear the speech at the John Hopkins University web site)
|February 1, 1999
Statement by Sandra Thurman on HIV/AIDS funding within the Administration's FY2000 Budget Proposal
|January 28 , 1999
|Comments by the First Lady at the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation Awards Ceremony (see photos from the event)
|December 18, 1998
|Remarks by the President at a meeting with the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (see photos from the event)
|December 1, 1998
World AIDS Day Commemoration at the White House
|October 28, 1998
White House event announcing new initiative on HIV/AIDS in minority communities
- Remarks by the President
- Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS in Minority Communities
- Statement by the President on Funding
- Comments by Denise Stokes, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
- See photos from the event
|October 17, 1998
|Statement by Sandra Thurman on release of statistics showing decrease in HIV-related deaths
|September 3, 1998
|Statement by Sandra Thurman on the tragic death of Drs. Jonathan and Mary-Lou Clements Mann
|March 25, 1998
| Comments by Sandra Thurman to the 10th Annual National AIDS Update Conference
|March 22, 1998
|Joint Statement by Sandra Thurman and Barry McAffrey, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, entitled, "Drug Czar and AIDS Czar Agree that Public Health Policy Must Be Based on Sound Science"
|February 18, 1998
|Statement by Sandra Thurman on release of study on "short course" zidovudine therapy to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV
|Statement by Sandra Thurman on release of the President's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 1999
|December 11, 1997
| Comments by Sandra Thurman to the Annie E. Casey Foundation on HIV/AIDS and families.
|December 9, 1997
|Statement by the Vice President on expanding Medicaid coverage for AIDS treatments
|December 1, 1997
|Directive from the President on expanding access by youth to HIV prevention and care services
|December 1, 1997
|World AIDS Day 1997 Proclamation
|May 18, 1997
|Commencement speech by the President at Morgan State University, at which his HIV vaccine initiative is announced
|April 7, 1997
Announcement of Sandra Thurman's appointment
|February 27, 1997
|Statement by the President on report of decline in AIDS-related deaths
|February 14, 1997
|Press Statement from the White House on appointment of Dr. Eric Goosby as acting director of the Office of National AIDS Policy
|December 3, 1996
|Transcript of briefing by the President, Vice President, and HHS Secretary Shalala on progress of AIDS research
|December 3, 1996
|Announcement of appointment of Rabbi Joseph Edelheit to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS
|November 26, 1996
|World AIDS Day 1996 Proclamation
|August 15, 1996
|Announcement of appointment of Ronald Johnson to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS
|August 8, 1996
|Announcement of appointment of Michael Isbell and Judith Billings to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS
|July 23, 1996
|Press Statement from the White House on request for additional $65 million for AIDS Drug Assistance Program
|May 20, 1996
Signing of the Ryan White CARE Act amendments
|May 2, 1996
|Statement by the President on reauthorization by Congress of the Ryan White CARE Act
|February 21, 1996
|Press Statement on meeting of Vice President and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to discuss AIDS drugs
|February 9, 1996
|Transcript of press briefing on President's rejection of "Dornan amendment" which would have required expulsion of HIV-positive military personnel
|December 6, 1995
|Remarks by the President at the White House Conference on AIDS
|December 1, 1995
|Announcement of appointment of seven new members to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS
|November 30, 1995
|World AIDS Day 1995 Proclamation
For a complete list, we suggest you search all White House documents for "AIDS" or "HIV"