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AHF Applauds President’s Commitment to End HIV Epidemic in US; Stands Ready to Partner in Effort

February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2019--AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) applauded President Trump for his commitment to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S., made this evening in his State of the Union address:

“In recent years, we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once distant dream within reach. My Budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within ten years. … Together we will defeat AIDS in America and beyond.”

“We applaud President Trump’s commitment to fight HIV/AIDS and eliminate the HIV epidemic in the U.S. within a decade,” said Michael Weinstein, president of AHF. “As the largest HIV/AIDS organization in the world, AHF stands ready to partner in this daunting effort.”

News of President Trump’s plan to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. by 2030 was first reported yesterday in Politico. ( “Trump’s State of the Union pledge: Ending HIV transmissions by 2030” Politico 2/04/19)

NOTE: AHF is available for comment on the administration’s plans to end HIV.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over one million people in 43 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.

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CONTACT: ATLANTA

Imara Canady, Regional Director, Communications & Community Engagement for AHF

Imara.Canady@aidshealth.org- 954.952.0258 mobileLOS ANGELES

Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.791.5526 [cell] +1.323.308.1833 [work]gedk@aidshealth.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH AIDS INFECTIOUS DISEASES PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE REFORM WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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