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Press Release

Obama Administration Releases National HIV/AIDS Strategy; Lambda Legal Issues Statement

"This Plan Is an Important and Long Overdue First Step, but it Will Only Succeed With Sufficient Funding for Treatment and Education"

July 13, 2010

New York, N.Y. -- Today, the Obama Administration announced the first-ever national strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS -- a wide-ranging five-year plan to combat the epidemic in the United States.

Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director:

"More than thirty years into the epidemic, after years of advocacy by HIV/AIDS organizations, the Obama Administration is refocusing public attention on the HIV epidemic in the United States. This first-ever national HIV/AIDS strategy will establish a much-needed blueprint designed to reduce the number of people who become infected, increase access to care and decrease HIV-related health disparities.

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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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