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Obama Promises to Fight HIV/AIDS and Health Disparities

New strategy aims to stop virus spread

President Barack Obama said Tuesday a new strategy for combating HIV and AIDS fulfills America's obligation to stop the spread of the virus and rooting out the inequities and attitudes on which it thrives.
The strategy sets a goal of reducing new infections by 25 percent during the next five years; getting treatment for 85 percent of patients within three months of their diagnosis; and increasing education about the virus, even in communities with low rates of infection.


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Health Insurance Must Cover Cancer Screening, Counseling and Prevention Under New Rules

From counseling for kids who struggle with their weight, to cancer screenings for their parents, preventive health care will soon be available at no out-of-pocket cost under consumer rules the Obama administration unveiled last week.


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