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National HIV/AIDS Strategy Updated to 2020
 
 
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Its great this is happening, I am supposed to say that because the white House & ONAP like to be told 'what a great job they are doing, thanks', I don't see a word about aging, what about HCV & HIV coinfection. Meanwhile the Federal Govt - The White house, Congress, the NIH, CMS - they all condone restrictions to access to HCV treatments - they permit State Medicaid programs to impose the harshest restrictions even though a Federal Law says its illegal, a lawsuit threat in Conneticut based on this Federal Law convinced Conn Stare officials to eliminate ALL restrictions. The head of the Natl Medicaid Association Matt salo said last year if you sue us we would probably lose. Just last Friday the FDA Approved a brand new injectable cholesterol drug that as shown in studies to reduce LDL quite a lot & in those unresponsive to a statin, the price $13,000 a year - up to 10 million eligible users in the USA & of course this is a lifetime therapy - the costs dwarf HCV drug prices - will there be restrictions? lets see - I doubt it, not like in HIV - where the most highly infected HCV group - IDUs are restricted from access to the new HCV drugs - IN THE US do we tell people with pre-diabetes & or early heart disease they can't get a statin ? NO. It costs in the USA for care & treatment/ART for an HIV+ person over 25 years $500,000; HCV is curable with a 12-week course of treatment & the cost after discounts last year are about $60,000, a one-time cost, & cure rates with the new HCV drugs are up to 100% for many if not most patients. HCV could be eliminated but Federal & State officials are holding patients hostage. Jules Levin, NATAP
 
https://blog.aids.gov/2015/07/viewing-session-national-hivaids-strategy-updated-to-2020.html
 
So how much does all this cost? White House officials told The Advocate $24.1 billion was allocated in 2015 for domestic HIV prevention, care, and research. The budget for 2016 asks Congress to approve $25.3 billion.
 
The officials say on President Obama will sign an executive order Thursday releasing this update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, taking it through 2020. The headline from Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, who is director of the Office of National AIDS Policy and will speak at Thursday morning's presentation, is that the level of HIV infection in the U.S. is "stable overall, but the risk to gay men remains severe. We still have an HIV epidemic, especially for young black men."
 
Right now, 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, said Brooks, adding that a statistic to be cited by the president in the video -- that one in eight people who have HIV are undiagnosed - is an improvement from 2010. Still, for that and other reasons, HIV, said Brooks, "remains a major health crisis for the United States."
 
Brooks referred to the strategy of the next five years as a continuation of what the administration has already done, not just at a federal level but nationwide, with state, local and private organizations working with the administration toward these goals:
 
· A push for more widespread testing of HIV · Expanded treatment across the Southern U.S. and major metropolitan areas · Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing · Broad support for comprehensive treatment of HIV · Universal viral-suppression among people living with HIV - helping people attain better health reducing exposure and risk · Full access to pre-exposure prophylaxis services.
 
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This is the first update of the Strategy (Update), which is designed to look ahead to 2020
 
GOAL 1: REDUCING NEW HIV INFECTIONS
 
GOAL 2: INCREASING ACCESS TO CARE AND IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV
 
GOAL 3: REDUCING HIV-RELATED DISPARITIES AND HEALTH INEQUITIES
 
GOAL 4: ACHIEVING A MORE COORDINATED NATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE HIV EPIDEMIC

 
 
 
 
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