US announces its domestic strategy for tackling AIDSBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3817 (Published 14 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3817
- Bob Roehr
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 …