July 13th, 2010
07:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama administration unveils national HIV/AIDS strategy

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration aims to cut the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States by 25 percent over the next five years, according to a nationwide HIV/AIDS strategy unveiled Tuesday.

Federal officials are also seeking to combat a growing sense of complacency about the disease, partly by reducing the percentage of infected Americans who are unaware of their status.

Specifically, the strategy focuses on three key areas: reducing the number of people who become infected, increasing access to care, and decreasing HIV-related health disparities.

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  1. Michael Mallon

    "Reducing the number of people who become infected?" Thanks, Mr. President. We had never really thought of that before, trying to cut down on the number of people who get sick. I'm sure we'll have this AIDS thing whipped in no time.

    July 13, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. jenn,philadelphia

    Well if he promises to make this his "#1 priority", like jobs and the oil spill, we'll have a cure in no time.

    July 13, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. Augsbee

    Why not just have every person in our country hire a Babysitter that tells you what or what not to do???? Isn't it time people take responsibility for their actions, oh no wait, the government didn't tell me to take precaution, be safe, think of what I'm doing. So, we now increase access to care for those who played with their lives and didn't give it 2 seconds of thought???????? What a deal!!!!!!!

    July 13, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  4. Hugo

    The Obama administration aims to cut the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States by 25 percent over the next five years, according to a nationwide HIV/AIDS strategy unveiled Tuesday..______________

    Sorry Barry, you won't be around after two more...

    July 13, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  5. D.

    Big words, big dream, unactionable items. Typical Obamism!

    July 13, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |