U.S. Administration Officials Mark AIDS Anniversary
June 6, 2011
The Obama administration observed Sunday's 30th anniversary of the first reports of AIDS by calling for greater awareness and prevention efforts in the United States and abroad.
The release noted that the administration has made refocusing attention to domestic HIV/AIDS a priority. Last fall, officials unveiled the comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which provides a plan for lowering new infections, improving care and health outcomes for people with the disease, and reducing accompanying health disparities. NHAS is currently being implemented.
Furthermore, US officials continue to support global HIV/AIDS-fighting efforts. The White House statement noted that the Obama administration has built on the success of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief by implementing the Global Health Initiative, which seeks to improve health care infrastructures.
For more information, including upcoming events, visit http://aids.gov/thirty-years-of-aids/. To view the release, visit www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/03/30th-year-hivaids-obama-administration-recommits-fighting-pandemic.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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