On World AIDS Day, the Biden administration renewed its focus on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 and issued a new five-year goal. Strategy International response to the United States.

The administration announced that it is accelerating the response to HIV/AIDS by advancing new global goals, including reaching key treatment goals across age, gender and population groups. Support UNAIDS goals to reduce new HIV infections; and closing equity gaps for certain groups, including adolescent girls, young women and children.

“Our work is not done. HIV remains a serious threat to global health security and economic growth,” US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken wrote in the new strategy. .

Also on Thursday, the US President’s Emergency AIDS Relief Plan, known as PEPFAR; reported As of September 30, it has supported antiretroviral therapy for more than 20 million men, women and children. This showed an increase from 18.96 million in the fiscal year 2021.

About 64.7 million people have received HIV testing services supported by the program and 5.5 million babies have been prevented from being born with HIV, according to the latest results of Pepifar.

President Joe Biden he asked Proposes $850 million for HIV prevention and care programs in the 2023 budget, and nearly $10 billion to create a national PREP program for early exposure prevention and services for the uninsured and uninsured.

In the year On World AIDS Day 2021, President Joe Biden It was announced New National HIV/AIDS Strategy: “We’re an incredible distance from ending the spread of HIV.” The goals of the US strategy include preventing new HIV infections, improving health outcomes for people living with HIV, reducing health inequities, and making more concerted efforts to address the epidemic.

Globally, progress towards eradicating HIV and AIDS has been uneven. On Thursday, WHO Director-General Theodore Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged the implementation of global strategies on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections. Twitter“If we have brave leadership, we can take care of everyone!”

Although great goals have been set to eliminate HIV, there is still no vaccine or drug, although new tests have helped to control it more and even prevent infection.

There are wide disparities in access to treatment in the United States, and black and Hispanic Americans are more affected by HIV. In the year At the end of 2019, more than 1.1 million people in the United States had HIV US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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