Following on the Bush Administration's decision to lift the ban on allowing people with active cases of HIV/AIDS to enter the United States, this program will establish yet another medical care-financial magnate to draw more foreign national citizens to our shores.

Obama announces national HIV/AIDS plan
Published: July 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama has announced a National HIV/AIDS Strategy, calling for a commitment to a "sustained effort" to end the HIV epidemic, the White House said.

In a memorandum to the heads of U.S. executive departments and agencies Tuesday, the president said success of the NHAS "will require the commitment of all parts of society, including businesses, faith communities, philanthropic organizations, scientific and medical communities, educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others," the White House said.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius announced $30 million from the recently passed healthcare act would be dedicated to the implementation of the NHAS, officials said.

"We can't afford complacency -- not when in the 10 minutes I've been talking to you, another American has just contracted HIV," Sebelius said.

The NHAS has three goals, the White House announced: reducing the number of new infections; increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV; and reducing HIV-related health disparities.

The aim of the NHAS, Sibelius said, was to make the United States "a place where new HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic circumstance will have unfettered access to high-quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination." ... 279053510/