This department would work in close association with other researchers and academic scholars as well as non-profit organizations, thus creating a syndicate of esteemed members of the society including scientists, researchers and advocates to assess, evaluate, and review the cure proposals (Himes House.gov).
Federally funded research have consistently proven to be highly beneficial to the communities in the U.S. as well as worldwide, by introducing revolutionary health-care reforms and safeguarding the health and well-being of the people from chronic illnesses (Wolper, 2004; Guttmacher et al., 2010; Shamoo & Resnik, 2009). According to Jim Himes "After slow but important progress in the face of a deadly and terrible disease, a cure is finally within reach" (Himes.House.gov, 2012). This bill proposes to further the cause by providing the medical research community with the much needed boost in the form of federal funding and needed resources to finally put an end to this worldwide epidemic and usher in a new AIDS-free world.
HIV/ AIDS - is a progressive disease which worsens over time. Individuals affected by it face a serious threat to their health and well-being in the absence of a timely and effective treatment. Currently there is no permanent cure for the disease and continuous efforts in the form of research are on, towards ending this epidemic. The fight against AIDS has largely focused on the key issue of providing the life-saving antiretroviral treatment to an estimated 1.7 million Americans (AIDS.gov, 2012a) and 34 million people worldwide (WHO, 2012), and who are living with the chronic disease. Federal investments aimed at supporting research and development for finding a permanent cure for the disease would significantly help human civilization in their fight against the epidemic.
The fight against this remarkably persistent virus was initially hampered