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.View Full Article
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