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Press Release

HIV Care Providers and Researchers Applaud Release of National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Initiative's Success Will Depend on Implementation and Necessary Resources

July 13, 2010

Statement from HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) Chair Michael Saag, MD, FIDSA

The HIV Medicine Association applauds the Obama administration's release of a National HIV/AIDS Strategy that signals a strengthened national commitment to real and sustained success in the battle against HIV/AIDS. As clinicians and researchers on the frontline of this pandemic, we welcome this new comprehensive roadmap and look forward to working with diverse stakeholders at all levels of government and within the private sector to implement it. The success of the initiative will depend on an effective implementation plan supported by the resources necessary for monitoring and evaluation and to meet the strategy's stated targets. With resources and a robust implementation plan, we can realize the strategy's call for a nation in which new HIV infections are dramatically reduced, and those who are infected have prompt access to the comprehensive quality care and treatment they need, without fear of stigma or discrimination.

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See Also
National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Executive Summary
U.S. Announces First National HIV/AIDS Strategy
More on U.S. HIV/AIDS Policy

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