President Donald Trump has announced plans to rid the US of new transmissions of HIV by the year 2030. He made this known during his 2019 State of the Union address.
Government scientist have been working for months on ways to prevent spread of the disease by working to provide better treatment for those already infected.
“In recent years we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS,” Trump told the nation.
“Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach. My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.”
“Together, we will defeat AIDS in America and beyond,” the president said.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar II, described the project’s goals by stating that if the plan succeeds, the United States will,
“become a country where the spread of HIV has been effectively halted, because every American with HIV/AIDS is receiving treatment and every American at risk for HIV is engaged in the right, proven prevention strategy,” Azar said.