Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Making Trumps Anti HIV Plan Work Is Not So Easy

CDC Plans on-the-Ground 'HIV Elimination Teams' for Trump Plan Trump just promised to end the HIV epidemic. This map shows the areas of the US that are home to the most people living with the disease.
Ben Pena | 09 February, 2019, 20:11

However, as the epidemic disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities, women of colour, and men who have sex with men, the drive to end the HIV spread is more a social issue than a scientific one.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Miami-Dade and Orange counties led the country in new HIV cases in 2017.

In 2018, "there were a little over 38 500 new infections in the United States", he said. "What's new about this is the laser focus of multi-agencies synergizing together on those areas", Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday."So this is something that has not been done before". Through the plan announced Wednesday, the Ryan White program will increase its capacity to provide HIV care and treatment for people newly diagnosed with HIV and those living with HIV who are not now retained in care, as well as work with program recipients to expand evidence-based interventions for maintaining care and viral suppression. "This is a problem because early diagnosis and treatment reduces the risk of transmission and helps those who are HIV positive live longer and healthier lives". In a blog post released in concert with the State of the Union, HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined the administration's plan to end the HIV epidemic, which will mirror its plan for combatting the opioid epidemic by providing targeted investment and resources for the 48 USA counties (along with Washington, D.C. and San Juan, Puerto Rico) that contain more than half of newly diagnosed HIV cases, along with seven states where the epidemic is heavily impacting rural areas. "And he knows that we need to get to zero HIV infections in San Francisco". The department plans to direct funding to those areas to boost resources for fighting HIV and AIDS.

Dr Anthony Fauci directs the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has always been on the forefront of the fight against HIV/Aids.

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"If Trump was actually interested in helping AIDS victims he would embrace universal health insurance to treat AIDS sufferers, a policy he actively works against", Richardson said. "You have to be strong in order to endure the pain, the frustration, the confusion".

Millions of people worldwide have died from HIV, but the advent of potent antiretroviral drug cocktails in the mid-1990s revolutionized care, keeping viral levels down to undetectable levels and stopping the onset of Aids. New infections lately have remained at roughly the same degree, around 40,000 a year. The black community accounted for 43 percent of all HIV diagnoses in the US despite making up 13 percent of the USA population. But we also should not reject a plan to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 because of where it originated from, and those of us who are able to should do everything we can to mold this plan in our image at the same time we continue to fight back against the Trump administration on so many other fronts. "These diagnoses are disproportionally among young men of colour - the only group in the United States to show increases in the rate of annual diagnoses". They intend to deploy platoons of local healthcare staff to step up the prevention, prognosis, and therapy of infections.

Officers have been planning an offensive against H.I.V. with the precision of a Navy campaign.

"Only a quarter of sexually active teen gay and bisexual boys have ever had an HIV test", Mustanski noted. "One of the things that concern us is that the Trump administration has done everything that it can to limit healthcare through trying to dismantle the ACA", said Dr. David Hardy, board chairman for the HIV Medicine Association.

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