June 1, 2012
The incidence and transmission rate reduction goals of the two-year old National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) will not be achieved unless there is a timely expansion of testing and prevention services for people living with HIV/AIDS. This, according to a recently-published paper called "Costs, Consequences and Feasibility of Strategies for Achieving the Goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the United States: A Closing Window for Success?" which appeared on May 19 in the AIDS and Behavior journal. In their paper, authors David R. Holtgrave, H. Irene Hall, Laura Wehrmeyer and Cathy Maulsby explore three key policy questions:
NHAS was introduced by President Obama in July of 2010 as our nation's first ever comprehensive plan to combat HIV/AIDS. The Strategy set a number of ambitious goals to be reached by 2015, including:
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