Congress Must Reevaluate HIV/AIDS Policy Approaches To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation
The Hill: New Congress must consider new policy approaches for world AIDS fight
Jim Patterson, former diplomat
“With Ebola in the United States, World AIDS Day 2014, December 1, is a stark reminder of the continued U.S. and global challenge AIDS represents. The new Congress should also consider the critical funding needs of working to end the disease globally. … [T]he world now looks to the U.S. for leadership in fighting the advance of the disease, now considered a chronic illness in the U.S. due to a new generation of drugs. Responsive and informed economic, health, and political policies will determine whether the U.S. will be the global leader in ending the world health crisis AIDS continues to be. … The fight against AIDS is winnable. An AIDS-free generation is achievable sooner than most think possible. To get there will require new policy approaches by a new Congress in the New Year” (12/2).