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Press Release

Project Inform Praises President Obama's National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Expresses Concern Over the Severe Shortage of Federal Funding for HIV Medications as a Bridge to National Health Care Reform

July 14, 2010

San Francisco, Calif. -- On July 13, President Barack Obama released the nation's first published strategy for further containing its now 29 year long HIV/AIDS epidemic. Project Inform, which has served as a member of the community-based committee that called for the development of the Strategy, thanked the President for assuring its completion and hailed the document as "precisely what we hoped for; a bold and focused blueprint that makes it possible to prolong life for hundreds of thousands of HIV-positive Americans and prevent hundreds of thousands more people from acquiring HIV."

During the 2008 campaign, a national coalition of HIV/AIDS service providers and advocates called upon all candidates for the Presidency to develop a National HIV/AIDS Strategy to address serious gaps in progress against HIV/AIDS. Today, an estimated 25 percent of 1.1 million HIV-positive people in the US do not know their HIV status; 25 percent of people who know they are HIV-positive are not receiving care and treatment that would prolong their lives and help prevent new cases of HIV infection; women and people of color have much poorer health outcomes than others living with HIV; and every year for over a decade, 56,300 people have become newly infected with HIV.

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Visit Project Inform's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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

Reader Comments:

Comment by: ssnell (Philadelphia, PA) Thu., Jul. 15, 2010 at 10:52 am UTC
It's great that we're finally getting the ball rolling on a plan to help people with HIV/AIDS. It's a start, but I agree that it's not enough. I found another article on an infectious disease site that goes into further details on the cost of this programó
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