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     6   World AIDS Day

Ms T. M. Butler, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)        1 December marks World AIDS Day, which is held every year to raise awareness about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, and is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died; and

(b)        the theme for World AIDS Day this year is ‘Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths’;

(2)        acknowledges the roles played by people living with HIV and their friends, family, supporters, AIDS activists and researchers, past and present, in making HIV a disease people can live with; and

(3)        affirms its commitment to support actions which will reduce stigma, prevent new HIV transmissions, and work towards a cure.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.