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Obama to unveil strategy to cut HIV infections

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will unveil a new national strategy for combating HIV and AIDS Tuesday that aims to reduce new infections in the U.S. by 25 percent over the next five years.

A source who advised the administration on the strategy says it also calls for increasing access to care for people living with HIV. Among the goals is making sure that 85 percent of patients begin receiving care within three months of diagnosis.

The new policy will concentrate HIV prevention efforts at the highest-risk populations, which include gay and bisexual men, as well as black Americans.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the report ahead of the president's announcement.

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