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Hillary Pledges 'An AIDS-Free Generation' With Plans to Back HIV-Preventative Drugs

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Clinton unveils a plan we can all get behind.

The Hillary Clinton campaign launched a comprehensive plan to tackle HIV/AIDS on its website today, laying the groundwork for extensive backing of Truvada in all its forms, as well as other strategies to help create the first AIDS-free generation since the epidemic began over 30 years ago.

Specifically, Clinton is pledging to tackle transmissions among at-risk minority groups, with special attention paid to gay black men, transgender individuals, black women, and injection drug users.

Clinton, who is no stranger to the fight against AIDS as both First Lady and Senator of New York, calls for the dramatic expansion of the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief as part of her new platform, which includes more widespread education about and access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The plan reads, "Clinton will increase the CDC's investment to ensure populations at greatest risk of infection have access to preventive medicines."

To date, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has not released any specific action plan on HIV/AIDS at all. Comparatively, and in spite of a few discrepancies, Clinton has shown incredible forethought throughout her career when it comes to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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