In recognizing World AIDS Day Sunday, President Trump said his administration will "reaffirm our commitment" to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 10 years. But the Democratic National Committee claimed he's "no ally of people living with HIV," noting the disease disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community and people of color. The group said Trump's proposed 2020 budget would shave $1.35 billion from a presidential AIDS relief program, as well as cut global HIV/AIDS programs.
What are researchers doing? Spanish doctors recently discovered a genetic mutation that wards off infection, providing an opportunity to develop protective gene therapies or medications.