COLUMBUS – Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today filed a House Concurrent Resolution to formally recognize Dec. 1, 2021 as World AIDS Day.
In addition to commemorating this important day, this resolution would acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the first reported case of HIV/AIDS. Introduction of this resolution also serves as a commitment to combat the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and help improve health outcomes of Ohioans while fighting to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the state.
“After 40 years, science has made significant advances in the prevention and treatment of HIV. It is within our grasp to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ohio. As we work towards this, we must first end the stigma around living with HIV/AIDS. Recognizing World AIDS Day is one step in this direction,” said Rep. Liston.
This resolution was brought forward by the Ohio Medical Modernization coalition whose members include Equality Ohio, Equitas Health, AHF-OHIO, The Task Force of Greater Cleveland, Caracole, doctors, lawmakers, public health officials, people living with HIV and many allies.