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AIDS | Biden wants to “end the epidemic” in the United States by 2030



(Washington) The White House presented Wednesday, on the occasion of World AIDS Day, a strategy to “end the epidemic by 2030” in the United States.

President Joe Biden is due to discuss later today the broad outlines of this strategy, which aims to reduce the number of HIV infections by 75% by 2025, and by 90% by 2030, according to a report. roadmap presented by the US administration.

It is for that to put in place a “more coordinated and more integrated approach”, explained an official of the White House, who requested anonymity.

In addition to considering the medical dimension, the US executive also wants to take into account social factors, such as difficulties in accessing housing or food insecurity, which can affect diagnosis or treatment.

The Biden administration also intends to consider racism as a “threat to public health”, insofar as discrimination affects access to care or the risk of contracting HIV.

In addition to preventing new infections, this strategy should also improve the quality of life of the 1.2 million people living with HIV today in the United States, especially the elderly.

In 2019, the number of HIV infections in the United States reached 34,800. This figure fell by 8% between 2015 and 2019, an “encouraging sign of progress” but which remains “uneven” according to the populations concerned, estimates the Biden administration.

AIDS has killed some 700,000 people in the United States since health officials reported the first cases of the disease forty years ago, recalls the White House.

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