Issue Position: HIV/AIDS
December 1 is World AIDS Day. As a strong supporter of HIV/AIDS awareness, I wanted to share with you some information about what I am doing to alleviate this health problem that affects so many lives. I am particularly alarmed by the disproportionate effects this disease has globally on developing nations and on minority populations within our own country.
Locally, Connecticut faced a loss of $3 million in Ryan White CARE Act funding for 2007 because of the Health Resources and Services Association incorrectly interpreted provisions included in the 2006 Ryan White reauthorization legislation. I've worked with the Connecticut House delegation to prevent these drastic cuts from occurring.