Remarks by President George W. Bush for World AIDS Day

Go Further partners announced that the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has conducted first-time cervical cancer screenings for more than 1 million women living with HIV. Read President Bush's full remarks.

As we commemorate World AIDS day, I am proud that the Bush Institute’s Go Further partnership with PEPFAR, UNAIDS, and Merck is ensuring women living with HIV have a bright and hopeful future.

Many people don’t know that women living with HIV are more likely to develop cervical cancer, a preventable and treatable disease, and that is why I am thrilled to announce that with the Go Further partnership PEPFAR has screened more than 1 million women living with HIV for cervical cancer.

I congratulate the PEPFAR teams in the Go Further countries, the governments prioritizing this work, and especially the brave women who face HIV and cervical cancer on reaching this milestone.

Laura and I send our very best wishes as you continue to do this important work and God bless you.