NPR Discusses Trump’s SOTU, Mention Of Addressing HIV/AIDS ‘Beyond’ U.S.
NPR: What It Will Take For Trump To End AIDS ‘Beyond’ America
“When President Trump gave his State of the Union address last week, he made an ambitious promise to ‘eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.’ The announcement was followed by a blueprint from the Department of Health and Human Services that details the administration’s plan to concentrate funding for treatment and preventative medicine in a few dozen counties nationwide with the highest rates of infection. Public health experts generally applauded the plan as achievable with existing tools and techniques. The announcement also contained a second, less-noticed promise: To defeat AIDS ‘beyond’ the U.S. But the president’s own record on addressing the virus in other countries has been inconsistent…” (McDonnell, 2/11).