US announces its domestic strategy for tackling AIDS

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 14 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3817
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington

    The US government unveiled its strategy for tackling HIV/AIDS within its own borders last week after an arduous process of community consultations that lasted more than a year.

    The aim of the plan is to reduce the annual toll of new HIV infections by 25% after five years. New infections have numbered about 56 000 a year for more than a decade. A 2001 plan by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to halve the rate of infections failed to reach its target, the failure being attributed by some commentators to a lack of funding for the job.

    Last year Johns Hopkins University HIV …

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