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New CDC director predicts U.S. can end AIDS epidemic within seven years

New CDC director tells staff: “Ending the AIDs epidemic in America? It’s possible. I think it could be done in the next three to seven years, if we put our…
Dr. Robert Redfield (right) speaks during the Aid for AIDS "My Hero Gala" in New York in 2013. Source: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Aid for Aids

The AIDS epidemic in the United States could be ended in the next few years, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted Wednesday, saying that health officials have all the tools they need to prevent its spread.

Dr. Robert Redfield, a former AIDS researcher who has spent decades treating people infected with HIV, made the remark in an all-hands meeting for CDC

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