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The Presidential Policy Series: HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has affected the lives of millions of Americans over the last thirty years. Since the start of the epidemic in the 1980s more than 575,000 Americans have died of AIDS, and more than 56,000 people are infected with HIV each year. Over a million people are currently living with HIV in the United States. Despite the steadily climbing death toll over the last three decades, the U.S. didn’t have a comprehensive strategy to combat HIV/AIDS until 2010. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) launched on July 13, 2010, with the goal of reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to care, improving health outcomes for people suffering from HIV, and reducing HIV-related health disparities.

Topics: public policy HIV/AIDS election 2016