FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2009
STATEMENT OF MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE RYAN WHITE HIV/AIDS TREATMENT EXTENSION ACT OF 2009
More than 100,000 New Yorkers Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS Rely on the Program
"Today, President Obama signed into law the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. More than 100,000 New Yorkers are living with diagnosed HIV/AIDS and rely on the lifesaving medications, health care, and other supportive services provided through the Ryan White program. This law passed because dedicated, caring individuals from New York City and around the country spoke for all who fight the disease first-hand and worked to bring us to this day. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I want to thank the President and Congress for taking this important stand, and in particular the New York Congressional delegation which supported it unanimously. The bipartisan action by Congress to continue this program underscores its important role in providing critical services to low-income people living with HIV and AIDS."
Stu Loeser / Marc La Vorgna (212) 788-2958