Editorial Stresses Need For National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The national HIV/AIDS strategy to be developed by Jeffrey Crowley, director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, within the next year is "long overdue and desperately needed," a Gainesville Guardian editorial states. This "national strategy being crafted for the president must include efforts to destigmatize the disease and to get people tested and into treatment," the editorial adds, continuing, "HIV testing must become a routine part of medical care (akin to testing for diabetes, for instance)." In addition, "Work with African-American civic organizations to stress the importance of testing and treatment must be accelerated. But none of this will work if all people from all ages and backgrounds don't know or refuse to learn their HIV status," according to the Guardian (8/6).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.