President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative to combat the spread of the HIV virus. 

His administration is redirecting $100 million into the project which will live at the National Institutes of Health.

From NY Daily News:

[The President] said the United States should be at the forefront of discoveries to eliminate HIV or put it into remission without requiring lifelong therapy. Obama made the announcement Monday at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday.

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President Obama also announced that the U.S passed the goal to support 6 million people globally in getting access to anti-retroviral drugs.

According to the president, the country has helped 6.7 million people receive treatment for the virus.

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