Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday announced the Obama administration’s “Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation.”
“HIV may well be with us into the future,” she said, but “The disease that it causes need not be.”
“We can reach a point where virtually no children are born with the virus, and as these children become teenagers and adults, they are at a far lower risk of becoming infected than they are today,” Clinton said. “And if they do acquire HIV, they have access to treatment that helps prevent them not only from developing AIDS, but from passing the virus on to others.”
Clinton announced the plan, officially titled the “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation,” at the State Department, two days ahead of World AIDS Day.