In his 2019 State of the Union address, President Donald J. Trump announced a commitment to end the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. The initiative would use existing programs in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to target geographic areas disproportionately affected by HIV, with a goal to reduce new HIV infections by 75% in 5 years and at least 90% in 10 years.1 Achieving success in this initiative will require an immediate, substantial, and persistent response to each of the following key strategies:
Effective interventions to end the US HIV epidemic are well established, yet a lack of resources and coordinated effort have resulted in incidence rates unchanged since 2012. If there is hope of reaching the goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, it lies in changes we make today.
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