Washington: President Barack Obama has said a new strategy for combating HIV and AIDS fulfills America`s obligation to stop the spread of the virus and rooting out the inequities and attitudes on which it thrives. The strategy sets a goal of reducing new infections by 25 per cent during the next five years; getting treatment for 85 per cent of patients within three months of their diagnosis;and increasing education about the virus, even in communities with low rates of infection. "Fighting HIV/AIDS in America and around the world will require more than just fighting the virus," Obama said at a White House reception honoring people who fight HIV and AIDS. "It will require a broader effort to make life more just and equitable."
"We`ve been keeping pace when we should be gaining ground," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a separate event unveiling the strategy earlier inthe day. Bureau Report
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