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Trump Might Make An Big Announcement For HIV Aids Patients

Trump Might Make An Big Announcement For HIV Aids Patients

Surrounded by health care providers and HIV prevention advocates at the Winnebago County Health Department, Governor JB Pritzker took executive action strengthening the state's commitment to ending the HIV epidemic that has affected almost 40,000 IL residents.

No, the main sentiment that washed over me as I watched the State of the Union was one of resolve and determination. Now Trump administration might make a game-changing announcement for helping HIV patients. In a blog post released in concert with the State of the Union, HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined the administration's plan to end the HIV epidemic, which will mirror its plan for combatting the opioid epidemic by providing targeted investment and resources for the 48 US counties (along with Washington, D.C. and San Juan, Puerto Rico) that contain more than half of newly diagnosed HIV cases, along with seven states where the epidemic is heavily impacting rural areas. In a press call Wednesday, Dr. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health, declined to specify how much money the president would request from Congress for the program. As Dr. Colfax told the SFAF: "My hope is that we will live to see the day where HIV is rare, when it does occur is readily treated and cured, and that the lessons learned from this epidemic will be applied to addressing other epidemics and health disparities". Leveraging their 19 Centers for AIDS Research around the country, NIH will also provide prevention and treatment tools for these HIV hotspots. But she's anxious the plan doesn't address other barriers to accessing care in the state.

The initial goal is to reduce new HIV infections by 75 per cent in five years. The short answer is, no, HIV advocates should not trust the Trump administration.

Over 1 million Americans are now living with HIV.

Inside Trump's plan to end the HIV epidemic and what sparked it (Scipioni, 2/6). "Any plan to end HIV transmission in the United States must centere on the needs of young gay and bisexual men of color in order to be successful".

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In his State of the Union address, President Trump promised that his administration would try to end the transmission of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. William Brangham learns more from Jon Cohen of Science Magazine and Carlos del Rio of Emory University School of Medicine about the attainability of this goal, the practical and political challenges and what could help.

A recent proposal made by Trump on the reform of Medicare would dismantle most of protections for people living with serious conditions, like HIV and may threaten to "reignite the domestic epidemic as opposed to positioning us to end it", according to the AIDS United.

Redfield said the proposed initiative will focus on "four key strategies to meet the needs of communities with the highest HIV burden: diagnose new HIV infections; treat those with infection rapidly and effectively; protect people from being infected through access to comprehensive prevention and treatment, including medications that can prevent infection; and respond quickly to and stop new outbreaks". "HIV is a problem for people that have multiple sex partners that's not true". We owe the Trump administration nothing but our passionate and sustained opposition to its predominantly hateful policies. "And he knows that we need to get to zero HIV infections in San Francisco".

This article was provided by TheBody.