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Statement by Senator Clinton on New CDC HIV Infection Report

March 28, 2008

"The sharp increase in the number of people in the U.S. with HIV is extremely alarming and further demonstrates that much work needs to be done to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in this country."

"Throughout my time in the Senate, I have fought for increased funding for prevention, treatment, supportive services and research, but we need a leader in the White House who will take this issue head on and develop the solutions we need."

"As President, I will implement an aggressive national strategy. We need to ensure that we are doing everything possible to prevent new infections. I will put an end to the Bush administration's abstinence-only prevention policy, and instead, fund evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs including, but not limited to, abstinence education as part of a comprehensive prevention message. I have also proposed a doubling in the HIV/AIDS research budget within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to $5.2 billion annually, and my American Health Choices Plan will ensure that all Americans living with HIV/AIDS have access to care."

"I believe with leadership and smart investments we can significantly reduce the number of new infections and develop treatments that turn HIV/AIDS into a chronic but manageable condition."

Hillary Clinton, Statement by Senator Clinton on New CDC HIV Infection Report Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/294090

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