End HIV/AIDS Epidemic? It’s Possible, And Floridians Asked To Get It Done

Jun 18, 2019

The science exists to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is challenging Floridians to do their part and make it happen, reports the Sun Sentinel.

“Bringing the AIDS epidemic to an end is no longer aspirational ... It is doable,” Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC, told an international audience of more than 500 people in Miami Beach on Monday. “We have the tools to bring this to an end.”

Redfield says he will implement President Donald Trump’s plan to stop new HIV infections in America by directing new funds and resources to the 50 jurisdictions with the most new transmissions of HIV. Seven of those communities are in Florida and include Miami-Dade, where the researchers say the efforts, so far, are not working.