President’s AIDS council outlines new strategies

Report says U.S. cannot "treat our way" out of the domestic AIDS epidemic

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December 08 2005 12:00 AM ET

The
President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS has issued a
new report, titled “Achieving an HIV-Free
Generation: Recommendations for a New American HIV
Strategy,” that says that while HIV treatment
programs are essential, “we will not treat our
way out” of the epidemic, according to a press
release from PACHA. The report also encourages so-called
“prevention for positives” programs that urge
HIV-positive people to not expose others to their
infections, and widespread and routine HIV antibody
testing so that all at-risk Americans can learn if
they’re infected. The goal of the American HIV
response should be “zero infections,”
according to the report. There was no report from the White
House as to whether President Bush will endorse any of the
recommendations in the report. (Advocate.com)

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