WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) – US President Donald Trump will soon sign a law that will enable a program of assistance that began 15 years ago to extend another five years, Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday.
Pence announced a White House event on the occasion of the World AIDS Day, which will take place on Saturday.
After approval in the House of Representatives, the US Senate on Wednesday issued a green light on a bill that will expand the so-called " The presidential plan for emergency aid for AIDS and present it to the White House for Trump to sign.
According to Pence, the president believes that the spread of the program is an "essential element" of the Government's commitment to fighting AIDS.
Former US President George W. Bush signed the program in 2003.
The activist groups celebrated the news and invited Trump Administration to not reduce the federal fund for this program.
Since 1988, the World AIDS Day has been marked every December 1st to raise awareness of the pandemic and remember those who died of the disease causing disease of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).