Log Cabin Republicans Announce Expanded Outreach on HIV/AIDS Issues

July 17, 2007 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans are expanding outreach, education, and lobbying efforts on HIV/AIDS and other healthcare policy issues. Log Cabin is partnering in this effort with Dr. David Reznik, a former member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Dr. Reznik has lectured and published extensively on oral health concerns for people living with HIV/AIDS.

"Dr. Reznik is one of the country's leading experts on issues relating to HIV/AIDS care," said Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon. "While we've made incredible strides since the early days of this epidemic, there is still critically important work to be done in Congress and around the country on HIV/AIDS issues. We're pleased to have Dr. Reznik leading our efforts around this and other healthcare concerns."

"Having lost a partner to this disease, I know the toll from this deadly epidemic in a very personal way," said Reznik, who serves as Chief of the Dental Service for Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. "In my dental practice, which is housed in one of the largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS programs in the country, I see the toll from this tragedy on a daily basis. The domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic does not make the headlines the way it should. Yet infection rates are going up and more than one million people are living with HIV disease in the U.S. today. I'm proud to be leading Log Cabin's efforts in this important fight."

Reznik will advise Log Cabin on healthcare and HIV/AIDS initiatives. He'll also advocate and lobby on Log Cabin's behalf with Congress and the Bush Administration on a range of issues related to HIV/AIDS and healthcare policy. Plus, he'll serve as a liaison to industry and HIV/AIDS coalitions and educate GOP lawmakers about HIV disease.

"Log Cabin has lobbied extensively on this issue in the past, working for re-authorization of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act and for the Early Treatment for HIV Act (ETHA)," said Sammon. "We look forward to strengthening our voice in the Republican Party and in Congress to advocate for legislation that will help end the toll of this deadly disease."