Bush Marks World AIDS Day

President Bush is marking World AIDS Day with a call to Congress to approve an additional $30 billion to fight against AIDS worldwide over the next five years.

Bush spoke at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy, Maryland, which supports a Christian group home and school in Namibia for children orphaned by the disease. He announced plans to visit Africa early next year to highlight the need for AIDS funding and his administration's efforts.

The president pledged to "turn the tide against HIV/AIDS, once and for all."

Before speaking, he met with representatives from churches and other religious groups that have been fighting AIDS.

World AIDS Day is Saturday.


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