Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday unveiled a blueprint for ending the deadly AIDS virus worldwide, a two-pronged plan that requires increased prevention efforts and greater access to treatment.She said the plan would someday lead to "an AIDS-free generation.""We can reach a point where virtually no children are born with the virus, and as these children become teenagers and adults, they are at a far lower risk of becoming infected than they are today," Clinton said at a press conference to announce the plan."And if they do acquire HIV, they have access to treatment that helps prevent them from not only developing AIDS, but from passing the virus on to others," she added.The blueprint was developed at Clinton`s request by the President`s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a US government initiative launched under former president George W. Bush to help save the lives of HIV and AIDS victims around the world.The plan spells out a set of specific goals with action steps designed to halt the disease, including, increasing the number of men who are voluntarily circumcised, a procedure that could reduce a man`s chances of contracting HIV by 60 percent.
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