Archive ID: 2012_99

XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Congresswoman Barbara Lee comments on the United States travel restrictions against people living with HIV that was resolved in 2012 after 22 years. She also reflects on the possibilities of ending AIDS.

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"Barbara Lee is an outstanding politician who has done so much to push HIV/AIDS high up on the poltical agenda, and also helped to facilitate President Bush´s PEPFAR program which started in 2003. Lee has been involved in the San Fransisco response to HIV/AIDS for a long time and has promoted US Congress to increase the support for international development efforts connected to HIV/AIDS." - Staffan Hildebrand