US President Trump vows to cure HIV/Aids and cancer if re-elected

United States President Donald Trump has said he will find a cure for cancer and HIV/Aids if re-elected in 2020.

According to CBS News, Trump vowed his administration would work to cure cancer and eradicate HIV/Aids if he retains the top seat next year.

“We will push onward with new medical frontiers,” Mr Trump said. “We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases including cancer and others. And we’re getting closer all the time.”

In its 2020 budget proposal, the Trump administration has requested $291 million for the first phase of an initiative to reduce new HIV infections in the US. 

Earlier this year, in his State of the Union address, the US President had vowed to eradicate HIV/Aids by 2030.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.1 million people in the US. are living with HIV today while the number of cancer survivors stands at an estimated 15.5 million people. 

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