NCSD welcomes President Trump’s commitment to end HIV, but cautions that success will require a focus on STD prevention
Contact: Matt Prior, Director of Communications
February 5, 2019, Washington, DC – In his State of the Union remarks, President Trump announced a commitment to end HIV transmissions within 10 years. With STD rates at an all-time high, NCSD supports a national effort to end HIV but cautions that the plan will succeed only if it addresses STD prevention and treatment. Research has shown time and time again that the HIV and STD epidemics are inextricably linked and that STDs are an underlying driver of new HIV infections. We urge the Administration to provide concrete next steps for the plan to end HIV transmission within 10 years that include addressing STDs, and we urge Congress to provide the real funding needed for the plan to succeed.