Obama: AIDS-free generation is within reach

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 02, 2013 2:50 PM
President Obama praised the worldwide strides made in the fight against the AIDS pandemic over the last decade and said that an AIDS-free generation is within reach if the United States and other countries remain vigilant in fighting the disease. In tribute to Worlds AIDS Day, which was Sunday, Obama said the U.S. federal government has surpassed his 2011 target of helping six million people gain access to treatment. As of September, he said, the program, known as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, has supported the treatment for 6.7 million people.