Every nine-and-a-half minutes, another person in the United States becomes infected with HIV; this means there are 56,300 new infections each year. More than 14,000 people with AIDS still die each year in the United States. To address the HIV epidemic, on July 13th, 2010 the White House released its National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy presents three primary goals to be accomplished through a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic: 1) reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV; 2) increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV; and, 3) reducing HIV-related health disparities.
For more information, including a letter from the President, please visit the National HIV/AIDS Strategy webpage on AIDS.gov.
- Page last reviewed: July 19, 2010
- Page last updated: July 20, 2010
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- National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
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