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Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed an initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the United States within the next decade. This program will leverage critical scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care by coordinating highly successful programs, resources and infrastructure within many HHS agencies and offices.

It may seem difficult to believe, but even in 2020, a child is born with a birth defect every four and a half minutes in the United States. That’s why during National Birth Defects Prevention Month, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is joining with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the March of Dimes and the American Academy of Pediatrics to raise awareness about five simple steps mothers-to-be can take to reduce the likelihood of their babies being born with a birth defect.

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