As a member of the Assembly Select Committee on Infectious Disease in High Risk Communities, I do all I can to
ensure California remains at the forefront in combatting serious threats to public health. Human-immunodeficiency
virus (HIV/AIDS), the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are among the most serious
public health issues facing our state.
That's why I have joined Senator Scott Wiener (D - San Francisco), to co-author Senate Bill 859, requiring the
development and implementation of a master plan to combat these diseases, with the ultimate aim of reducing the
new infection rate to zero.