The News Minute | July 16, 2014 | 11:16 am IST
Washington: The US government has reviewed the progress of the National HIV-AIDS Strategy in the past four years, and has announced new funding to fight the scourge, media reported on Wednesday.
In a report released by the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services will invest $11 million to fund the Community Health Centres' to help communities highly affected by HIV, Xinhua reported.
"This initiative, funded through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, aims to build sustainable partnerships between public health and health centres to help achieve the goals of the strategy," the report said.
In addition, the government will expand investment in research to address gaps in the HIV Care Continuum, including investigations of the effectiveness of methods to identify HIV-infected people earlier and to provide them with necessary treatments.
On July 15, 2010, US President Barack Obama released the first comprehensive National HIV-AIDS Strategy.
This strategy envisions that "US will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination".