The Obama administration plans to announce its national strategy Tuesday to reduce the annual number of HIV infections in the United States and improve health care for those currently living with HIV.
Every year approximately 56,000 people in the United States become infected with HIV and there are currently more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV.
In a report released tonight, the White House outlines its plan to reduce the annual number of HIV infections by 25 percent with five years and increase the percentage (from 65 percent to 85 percent) of newly diagnosed patients who receive care within three months of their diagnosis.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will unveil the strategy at the White House Tuesday afternoon along with Melody Barnes, the Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Jeffrey Crowley, director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.
President Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks on the HIV plan at 5:50 p.m. at a White House reception to honor the work of the HIV/AIDS Community
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