The Hill   |  February 24, 2019

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In his State of the union address, president Trump pledged to end the HIV epidemic in the United States in 10 years. It has been reported that the administration’s new budget proposal will include $250 million in new funding per year in the first year of this initiative for heavily impacted counties and some heavily impacted states, as well as Puerto Rico, with more increases slated for subsequent years over the coming decade. Several national HIV advocacy organizations have announced that they are “cautiously encouraged” by the president’s statement and this new commitment. As political appointees in the Obama White House who worked on HIV/AIDS and drug policy issues, we are also “cautiously encouraged”.

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