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Topic - Eric Goosby
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged delegates to pursue a goal of "a generation that is free of AIDS," in rousing remarks before a major international conference on AIDS that formally opened in Washington Monday.
The United States will fund training for 140,000 African health care workers in an initiative to "transform and dramatically increase" medical education on the continent, the top U.S. AIDS official announced Tuesday.
"If we want to save more lives, we need to go where the virus is, and get there as quickly as possible," she said, adding that Dr. Eric Goosby, the global AIDS coordinator at the State Department, is expected to release a blueprint for an "AIDS-free generation" on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.
Ambassador Eric Goosby, a top U.S. AIDS official, said that although the group set a goal of zero transmission by 2015, in reality about 13 percent of babies born to HIV-positive mothers will unavoidably be born with the virus.