Obama vows to fight AIDS

Posted By: Devaki
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Washington, Jul 14: Barack Obama, US President set a strategy to fight with the deadly HIV and AIDS, which fulfills America's obligation to stop the spread of virus and uproot the inequities and attitudes on which it flourishes.

The new strategy is aimed at reducing new infections by 25 percent in the coming five years, getting treatment for 85 percent of patients within a couple of months of their diagnosis and increasing education and awareness about the disease even in communities with low rates of infection.

Obama who was addressing a meeting to honour people affected by HIV and AIDS. He said that it requires a broader effort to make the lives of the affected, more just and equitable.

Around 56,000 people in US get affected by HIV each year and the rate has been steady for about a decade. But the medical breakthroughs have greatly improved the quality of life for 1.1 million HIV-infected peoplein America.

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