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Obama's HIV/AIDS Plan

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for The Washington Post talks about President Obama's plan to reduce HIV infections by 25% by 2015. And Christine Campbell, vice president for national advocacy and organizing at Housing Works, discusses why Housing Works is disappointed with the plan.

Guests:

Christine Campbell and Jonathan Capehart
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Comments [3]

Michael Korn from Brooklyn, N.Y.

There was an article last week in Science magazine about the discovery of two antibodies (vrc1 & vrc2) respectively, that controls the spread of HIV in most strains of the virus in 91% of the people. The real take home news from this, is that they duplicated this in the lab, showing that it can actually be done. Therefore, we now need to press the powers that be to start aggressively doing the research to make the vaccine and thus, a cure, a reality.

Jul. 19 2010 09:41 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Does the plan include "test and treat" for high-risk undiagnosed people? It seems to have had good results in reducing new infections in San Francisco.

Jul. 16 2010 11:39 AM
Kent

Yes we the( USA) need a great plan for AIDS, however I wonder about some of the "stats" i hear. I never hear a common agreement on the HIV rate. I only hear fast speaking activist spewing their own self interest stats and social propaganda. And we wonder why no one hears the message anymore.

Jul. 16 2010 11:36 AM

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