As innovators in health I challenge you to up your game–particularly in the US.
In the United States, public and private sector investments in research, advocacy and education have yielded noticeable progress in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment since the 1980s. Yet even with this progress, in 2008 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the latest estimate of new HIV infections in the United States for 2006– which were roughly 40 percent higher than previously estimated, indicating that the HIV epidemic is worse than previously known. Furthermore, HIV/AIDS remains a serious problem in the US—particularly among racial, ethnic and sexual minority communities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). Continue reading