Trump seeks to 'eliminate HIV' in US within 10 years

Trump used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate AIDS in the United States within a decade.

US President Donald Trump. Picture: AFP

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate Aids in the United States within a decade.

"Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach," Trump said in his annual address to Congress.

"My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years," he said.

"Together, we will defeat Aids in America and beyond."