Holistic Approach Needed

Editors’ Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on what is needed to end HIV in the US by 2030, from the Fall 2019 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine. Read the complete set here.

“Ending HIV/AIDS will not only require our government to commit unprecedented levels of spending for research, treatment, prevention, and education, it will also require decision makers to acknowledge that abstinence-only programs waste taxpayer dollars because they don’t effectively address HIV prevention. We need a holistic approach that includes race, disability, income, sexuality, gender identity, and other social determinants of health disparities in our country.”—Stacey Long Simmons is director of Advocacy and Action at the National LGBTQ Task Force.

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