Category: Society / November 29, 2012 3:55 PM EST
Ahead of World AIDS Day 2012, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled on Thursday (November 29) a roadmap for how the government will work to help achieve an "AIDS-free generation."
"Now, make no mistake about it, HIV may well be with us into the future, 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. So with this blueprint, I firmly believe we have laid out a plan that every American president, and secretary, and Congress would want to build on and I urge other countries to develop their own blueprints because to reach an AIDS-free generation, we have to keep moving forward," she said about the plan officially called, President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation.
The plan calls for global efforts in improving treatment and prevention strategies based on sound science.