August 18 is the 21st anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the largest federally funded U.S. program for people living with HIV/AIDS. Named for the late Indiana teenager with AIDS whose advocacy brought information about the disease into the mainstream, the CARE Act currently funds support services for more than 500,000 low-income, underinsured and uninsured people with HIV/AIDS. In a statement, U.S. Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) emphasized the importance of maintaining full funding for the CARE Act and pledged to give the program his continuing support.

To read the Hastings statement, click here.