In his address to the state of the Union for 2019, US President Donald Trump has announced a plan to abolish HIV transmission in the United States by 2030. This has so far been seen as an emphasis in his address to the Union.
"In recent years, we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Scientific achievements have so far brought a distant dream. My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the necessary commitment to eradicate the HIV epidemic in the United Nations. Together, we will beat AIDS in America and beyond, "Trump told the nation.
There are over 1 million people living with HIV in the US with 40,000 new programs recorded each year. According to the president, the plan aims to reduce HIV transmission by 75% over the next 5 years and 90% over the next 10 years. This should prevent over 250,000 new infections in this period. The plan includes the following: Diagnosing all people with HIV as early as possible, Rapidly treating the infection for permanent viral suppression, Protecting people at risk of infection, Responding rapidly to growing clusters of HIV.
This plan was well accepted, although there are skeptics when it comes to the feasibility of the plan due to logistics and resources. HHS Health Assistant Secretary, Dr. Brett Giroir, said he would have enough money for the HIV / AIDS plan announced by President Trump.
"At this time, we can not provide specific budget numbers. … But we are very confident that the resources that are provided in 2020 are sufficient to support this very aggressive program. I think the program has begun. We've been working together for months, putting it together. I have already approached the American Public Health Association and have received tremendous support and cooperation this morning. So, while the proposal will lead to an increase in resources in 2020, all of our separate agencies are already working on this issue, "Giroir said.
Meet Positives Executive Director Jack Lombardy said: "It is great to plan for measures to reduce or eliminate HIV transmission by 2030. The match between positive HIV members is a sure way to impact on HIV transmissions. "
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