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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Gregory Angelo: Trump is on track for lasting legacy as president who ended AIDS in America

The message crackled like thunder.

"Great news today: My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead to help expand access to PrEP for the uninsured and those at risk," President Trump wrote on Twitter last week. He added the agreement would "help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!”

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) "reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90% when used consistently," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The multi-billion-dollar deal, brokered by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, will provide PrEP for “200,000 individuals each year for up to 11 years."

To term this a major milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS — a disease that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans and wrought an especially cruel toll on the LGBT community — is an understatement.



Anonymous said...

It is a bit ridiculous to brag about ending an epidemic that was created in Fort Detrich.
Wake up POTUS

The US Military wages war against all of humanity.

J.C. said...

Yeah we should have gotten a better engineered virus from the martians to affect the human race with! Tinfoil hats for everyone

Anonymous said...

Conservative conspirator or liberal idiot: both say Trump caused AIDS.

mr bob

Anonymous said...

don't know what you mean by Ft Detrich? You do know that HIV affects everyone not just LGBT. Thank you Mr President.

Anonymous said...

"...when used consistently..."

Therein lies the rub.

Anonymous said...

Well then "once mistake, twice stupid" something to that effect. If you are lucky enough to obtain the med to help you and you don't - shame on you.

Anonymous said...

The US Military created AIDS / HIV

At Fort Dietrich

Wake up