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The XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008)
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Press Release

What Are We Doing? CDC to Announce Increase of Estimate of Number of HIV-Infected in U.S.

Epidemic Expanded to African Americans, Women, Latinos, Youth

August 1, 2008


"We've known and have been concerned for years that the epidemic in the U.S. was affecting more people than numbers indicated. African Americans, women, Latinos, and young people are being impacted the most -- they are increasingly the major targets of our prevention work. This is also why HIV testing and access to treatment are critical to stopping the epidemic," said Kandy Ferree, president & CEO of the National AIDS Fund.

We can eradicate this epidemic in the U.S. by 2030.

Learn how the National AIDS Fund and its Community Partnerships across the U.S. through agencies in most-impacted areas are helping people prevent HIV:

  • GENERATIONS: Strengthening Women and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Southern REACH
  • Gulf Coast HIV/AIDS Relief Fund
  • Syringe Access
  • Prison Health
  • AmeriCorps/Caring Counts

Twenty years ago, the National AIDS Fund (NAF), now one of the largest funders of U.S. HIV/AIDS prevention programs, was founded to reduce the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS by promoting leadership and generating resources for effective community responses to the epidemic. Together with our expanding network of Community Partnerships, NAF has marshaled and invested over $150 million in the United States to combat the AIDS epidemic. Last year, nearly $9 million in national and local funding was directed to over 400 community-based programs through our Community Partnerships. Millions more have been granted for special initiatives and programs. NAF was recently awarded four stars for financial efficiency and effectiveness -- the highest possible -- by Charity Navigator. National AIDS Fund granted-agencies use evidence-based HIV prevention interventions that are customized to fit community and individual needs.

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This article was provided by National AIDS Fund.
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