The AIDS epidemic is a serious problems and there are numerous people which are affected in the United States of America. Years ago, these disease made many victims, and the US does not want to repeat the history.
However, there are some good news. It appears that experts are quite optimistic when it comes to the AIDS epidemic. After a staff meeting of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., the CDC director said that it should be possible to end the AIDS epidemic in up to 7 years.
“Ending the AIDS epidemic in America? It’s possible. I think it could be done in the next three to seven years, if we put our mind to it,” declared Dr. Robert Redfield.
The new director
Robert Redfield is the new director of CDC and he replaced Brenda Fitzgerald. One of his main goals is to bring “to its knees” the opioid epidemic. Redfield also came with other important changes that are supposed to improve the reputation of CDC.
Last year there was a controversy surrounding the “seven banned words” of CDC. Back then employees were told not to use words like “science-based” or “evidence-based”, something that was not approved by the medical community.
Redfield is willing to change that “We’re not an opinion organization. We’re a science-based, data-driven organization. That’s why CDC has the credibility around the world that it has,” he said.
Robert Redfield has also been a member of the President’s Advisory Coucil on HIV/AIDS from 2005 to 2009 and he has previously worked in the Department of Retroviral Research within the U.S. Military HIV Research Program. He also co-founded the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology and he served in the Army Medical Corps.