Rep. Lee Calls for Status Report on National HIV/AIDS Strategy
May 16, 2011
Nearly a year after President Obama launched the country's first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee is calling for a check up on the implementation of the plan.
While many applauded the plan when it was released, Housing Works has repeatedly faulted it for its insufficiently ambitious goals.
Since the plan's publication, many people living with HIV/AIDS have found it more difficult to access services. In particular, the wait list to receive medication through the country's AIDS Drug Assistance Programs has expanded significantly, growing from 2,090 individuals in July 2010 -- when Obama released the strategy -- to more than 8,000 people today.
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Read the release from Lee's office.
Lee Calls for Status Report on National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Universal Treatment Goal 30 Years After First Reports of AIDS in the United States
This article was provided by Housing Works. It is a part of the publication Housing Works AIDS Issues Update. Visit Housing Works' website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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