Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Strategy Against HIV/AIDS


     Today, President Obama announced a new strategy for combating HIV/AIDS along with optimistic views on its effects. "The strategy sets a goal of reducing new infections by 25 percent over the next five years; getting treatment for 85 percent of patients within three months of their diagnosis; and increasing education about the virus, even in communities with low rates of infection" (Associated Press). The strategy finally comes after years of discussion and requires cooperation from the federal gov. down to the smallest parts of society. Thirty million dollars of the health care overhaul passed just this year will be allocated towards implementation of the new plan. Obama has made combating HIV/AIDS a priority as well as focusing public attention towards the growing epidemic.
The three primary goals of the strategy:
•Reducing the number of new infections;
•Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV;
•Reducing HIV-related health disparities.

US HIV/AIDS Facts:
  • Black men and women account for 46% of people living with HIV, though they represent just 13% of the population.
  • An estimated 20% of people infected with HIV do not know it.
  • There is a new HIV infection every 9 1/2 minutes in the U.S.
  • AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and is caused by HIV.
  • An estimated 56,300 Americans are newly infected with HIV each year.
  • There are approximately 1.2 million Americans who are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • There is still no cure.
For more information on the strategy check WhiteHouse.gov/ONAP or Aids.gov.

15 comments:

  1. Very informative post. As I read the alarming stastics, I can't help but to ask myself Why and what is going on with the african american men/women?
    We as a people seem to be falling off by the way side with little regard to morals/values and common sense.
    Numbers don't lie and its saddening to have such high alarming numbers within our race.

    I'm glad Obama is taking a stance but honestly, we as a people have to 'TAKE THE STANCE' to stand up and be accountable.

    Great post and I like your blog too! It is very informative and interesting. 0_0

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  2. Yeah exactly it's sad to see. I think education is key to reversing these statistics. You're right he can only do so much, its up to the people to change.
    BUt thank youu! =) following you back

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  3. hi Anna,
    thanks for sharing those alarming figures with us. I think if you take a look at South Africa's figures, you will fall of your chair. However alarming this should be, no where does it state how many of those ppl that are infected got their infection from blood transfers or other medical reasons, and how many got it from low and wrong morals and values. I would venture to say that aids is God's way of teaching us a lesson and bringing us back to what the Bible says. But that is just my humble opinion. That is the reason there is no cure yet, He doesn't allow us to work out a cure. To Him aids is the cure.

    Anna, thanks for dropping a line on my site, I really appreciate you leaving a thought. I think you have a fabulous site, very informative and interesting, keep up the good work!

    Thanks again and hope your day is going to be awesome.
    Colin.

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