June 28, 2010
President Barack Obama used National HIV Testing Day to call on businesses, faith groups, scientists, academia, and philanthropic organizations to fight against HIV.
In a statement released Friday, Obama praised the "huge advances in HIV research, prevention, and care." Even so, he stressed that HIV/AIDS "remains an epidemic" in the United States. "That is why my administration is launching in the coming days a comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy focused on reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to care, and reducing HIV-related health disparities."
"And all of us have a responsibility to reduce our risk and know our status, to continue to support those already affected by this disease, and to fight the stigma and discrimination people still face," Obama said.
06.25.2010; Michelle Garcia
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