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Clinton Expresses U.S. Commitment to Creating "AIDS-Free Generation," Calls on World to Help

November 9, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at the NIH on Tuesday, "called on the world to create the first 'AIDS-free generation' by using antiviral drugs, condoms, circumcision and other approaches to stem the spread of HIV," the Washington Post reports. "Taken together, mathematical models show that these strategies could significantly reduce the spread of the virus by another 40 percent to 60 percent, she said," the newspaper writes (Stein, 11/8).

"An AIDS-free generation is one in which 'virtually no children are born with the virus,' that as they become teens and then adults they are at 'far lower risk' of infection than today, and that those who do become infected have access to life-saving AIDS drugs that also prevent them from spreading the virus to others, [Clinton] said," the

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