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Public Health Reports: Charting the Course to End HIV Transmission in the United States

In a recent Surgeon General’s perspective in Public Health Reports, Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, the Deputy U.S. Surgeon General, discusses our nation’s progress with response to the HIV epidemic. She looks back on her personal experience serving patients with HIV in the early days of the epidemic and the describes the subsequent advances in HIV awareness, prevention, treatment, and care and the resulting gains in reducing new infections and extending the life span and quality of life of those infected. She mentions the new powerful tools that have recently become available to the HIV care providers, such as antiretroviral therapy, HIV screening, and pre-exposure prophylaxis and outlines future steps needed to achieve the goal of ending HIV transmissions in the U.S.

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