We have reached a critical moment in our fight against HIV and AIDS.


We do have the tools to end this epidemic once and for all, but we need to rededicate ourselves to fighting HIV and AIDS and leaving no one behind. That means continuing to increase research and expanding the use of medications like PrEP. It means capping out-of-pocket expenses and drug costs and building on President Obama’s national HIV and AIDS strategy. … And let’s reform outdated, stigmatizing HIV criminalization laws.

Hillary, May 12, 2016

The AIDS crisis in America began as a quiet, deadly epidemic—and because of discrimination and disregard, it remained that way for far too long. When many in positions of power turned a blind eye, activists, advocates, scientists, and ordinary, heroic people fought with courage and compassion for a national commitment to address the disease. Due to their efforts, the United States has made great progress in the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS.

But we still have work to do. HIV and AIDS continue to disproportionately impact communities of color, transgender people, young people and gay and bisexual men. There are still 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States today, with about 50,000 people newly diagnosed each year.

We have reached a critical moment in this fight.

Hillary will continue to fight towards the goal of an AIDS-free generation. As president, she will:

Hillary has fought for decades to combat HIV and AIDS—and the stigma and pain that accompany it:



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