Resolution J5101-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 18, 2014, HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day in the State of New York

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  • May 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 14, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim September 18, 2014, HIV/AIDS and Aging  Awareness  Day  in  the
State  of  New  York,  in  conjunction  with  the observance of National
HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of serious  public  health
issues that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  memorial-
ize  Governor  Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim September 18, 2014, HIV/AIDS
and Aging Awareness Day in the State of New York,  in  conjunction  with
the observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day; and
  WHEREAS,  National  HIV/AIDS  and Aging Awareness Day is hosted by the
AIDS Institute and focuses on the challenging issues  facing  the  aging
population  with  regard to HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment;
and
  WHEREAS, In addition, there  is  an  increased  need  for  prevention,
research,  and  data  targeting the aging population, as well as medical
understanding of the aging process and its impact on HIV/AIDS; and
  WHEREAS, The AIDS Institute  is  a  national  non-profit  organization
which  promotes action for social change through public policy research,
advocacy and education; and
  WHEREAS, The campaign targets individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are
aging with the disease or who were already over the age  of  50  at  the
time  of  their  initial  diagnosis, as well as the increasing number of
grandparents becoming the primary guardians for children who  have  lost
their parent(s) to HIV/AIDS; and
  WHEREAS,  In  an effort to continually expand awareness about HIV/AIDS
among the aging population,  organizations  and  community  members  are
invited  to  develop,  implement and participate in awareness activities
and events throughout cities across the United States on  September  18,
2014; and
  WHEREAS,  During  National  HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, the AIDS
Institute will host a free HIV screening event,  encourage  and  promote
HIV  testing  among  older  adults, provide HIV prevention and education
messages, organize health fairs which focus on HIV/AIDS  and  healthcare
in older adults, and encourage older adults to practice safer methods to
prevent HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious public health issue, and more  must  be  done  to  increase
activity at the local, State and national levels; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to  proclaim  September  18,  2014,
HIV/AIDS  and  Aging Awareness Day in the State of New York, in conjunc-
tion with the observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging  Awareness  Day;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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