Trump urges people to get tested for HIV as GOP gears up to cut…

Trump urges people to get tested for HIV as GOP gears up to cut funding to Medicaid, family planning

  • On Tuesday, President Donald Trump encouraged Americans to get tested for HIV, saying in a statement that “greater awareness through testing is crucial in defeating HIV and AIDS.”
  • “On National HIV Testing Day, I encourage Americans to learn their HIV status,” Trump said in a statement. “Together, we can protect ourselves and promote the health and safety of all.”
  • However, Trump’s comment comes as Senate Republicans gear up to gut funding for Medicaid and Planned Parenthood with their health care reform bill. Those two entities have historically helped people afford HIV testing and treatment. Read more (6/27/17)