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July 13, 2010

HIV/AIDS White House policy hailed for targeting spread of disease "The president's plan, which includes targets for controlling the spread of the disease by 2015, calls for reducing new HIV infections annually by 25%, from an estimated 56,300 today.

"It includes more than 100 directives to federal agencies including new standards for assessing prevention programs, new education campaigns for ethnic communities and increased screening of federal prisoners.

"Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Assn., called the strategy 'a lifesaving public health intervention,' echoing widespread praise."

See White House press release.