“We know that treating people living with HIV greatly improves health and also prevents transmission of HIV infection to others,” Bradley said. “However, treating enough people to meaningfully reduce new HIV infections will require us to confront issues like poverty, unstable housing and mental health conditions that keep people living with HIV from accessing care.”

The researchers caution that Trump’s is an “ambitious” goal to reach.

It would require the number of people with HIV receiving care to jump to 95 percent within six years, researchers say. The current number is just below 70 percent. And the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among people at risk for HIV must reach 40 percent.