19 U.S. Code § 3739 - Sense of the Congress relating to HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa

§ 3739.
Sense of the Congress relating to HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa
(a) FindingsThe Congress finds the following:
(1)
Sustained economic development in sub-Saharan Africa depends in large measure upon successful trade with and foreign assistance to the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
(2)
The HIV/AIDS crisis has reached epidemic proportions in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 21,000,000 men, women, and children are infected with HIV.
(3)
Eighty-three percent of the estimated 11,700,000 deaths from HIV/AIDS worldwide have been in sub-Saharan Africa.
(4)
The HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa is weakening the structure of families and societies.
(5)
(A)
The HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the future of the workforce in sub-Saharan Africa.
(B)
Studies show that HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa most severely affects individuals between the ages of 15 and 49—the age group that provides the most support for the economies of sub-Saharan African countries.
(6)
Clear evidence demonstrates that HIV/AIDS is destructive to the economies of sub-Saharan African countries.
(7)
Sustained economic development is critical to creating the public and private sector resources in sub-Saharan Africa necessary to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
(b) Sense of the CongressIt is the sense of the Congress that—
(1)
addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa should be a central component of United States foreign policy with respect to sub-Saharan Africa;
(2)
significant progress needs to be made in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa in order to sustain a mutually beneficial trade relationship between the United States and sub-Saharan African countries; and
(3)
the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa is a global threat that merits further attention through greatly expanded public, private, and joint public-private efforts, and through appropriate United States legislation.
(Pub. L. 106–200, title I, § 129, May 18, 2000, 114 Stat. 273.)

 

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