Trump Will Announce Plans To Try To End HIV Transmission By 2030 In SOTU Speech

US President Donald Trump makes a statement about immigration and the border wall from the diplomatic reception room of the White House January 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (... US President Donald Trump makes a statement about immigration and the border wall from the diplomatic reception room of the White House January 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 4, 2019 7:54 a.m.

In addition to ramping up his anti-abortion rhetoric on Tuesday evening, President Trump plans to announce a new initiative in his State of the Union address: a 10-year plan to end HIV transmission in the U.S., Politico reported. 

According to four people with knowledge of the plans who spoke to Politico, the new strategy — which has the support of the health community, including HHS Secretary Alex Azar — would devote resources to communities with the most infections. The Department of Health and Human Services has encouraged the White House repeatedly to highlight the new plan in the Tuesday night speech, two people familiar with the matter told Politico.

Another White House official told Politico that the speech has not yet been finalized.

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