Obama's HIV/AIDS Strategy

07/13/2010

On July 13, 2010, the Obama Administration released the President's National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and an accompanying implementation plan.  The primary goals of  the NHAS include: reducing the incidence of HIV; increasing access to care and optimizing heath outcomes, and reducing HIV-related health disparities.  The stated vision of the NHAS is to make the United States a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.

This is a lofty vision, but it is certainly past time for the U.S. to establish a coordinated plan for responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  During his campaign, President Obama promised to implement such a coordinated plan for dealing with this disease that does not discriminate against who it affects. Today he made good on his promise.

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