The following resolution was voted on and passed unanimously by the Arizona Public Health Association at the Association’s 57th Annual Meeting, eptember 13, 1985 in Mesa, Arizona.
WHEREAS, approximately 13,000 Americans and 56 Arizonans have developed AIDS, the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, and
WHEREAS, the reported incidence of AIDS is currently doubling every ten to twelve months, and
WHEREAS, there is currently no cure for this often fatal disease, and
WHEREAS, there is an increasing sense of public concern and anxiety
concerning AIDS, resulting in discrimination and calls for actions which are not warranted from a public health standpoint,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Arizona Public Health Association calls for major increases in funding for AIDS prevention and public education efforts, and that the Association will take active measures in the Legislature and other appropriate bodies to bring about this increased funding,
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Arizona Public Health Association finds that discrimination in education, housing, employment and health care services are not warranted from a scientific or public health standpoint, and the Association will actively make this stand public on an ongoing basis, as necessary and appropriate.
AzPHA Board of Directors and Membership