Yes, we should use the money to fight other diseases, such as cancer. HIV is a terrible illness, but it can mostly be prevented by taking safety precautions before having sex. Cancer needs our attention and dollars because it affects everyone. We need to fight cancer because it is a disease that doesn't discriminate.
There are more pressing needs than HIV, and research money should be diverted to these issues. HIV has come a long way, with various treatments that can keep the disease in check for years. However, more Americans will die from cancer and heart disease, issues that have been plaguing people for a very long time.
Given the huge breakthroughs in HIV treatments, we could afford to divert some resources to fighting other diseases. No, we should not stop funding HIV research and treatments. However, this disease is no longer as deadly as it once was. The Zika virus will be devastating to many people throughout the world. We should work to find a cure for this, as well as other diseases like Ebola.
No, we should not divert money to more pressing health issues, we should continue to study HIV until the disease is completely eliminated from this planet. Why should we stop here? There are a lot of studies that need funding, but the amount of money given to HIV research should not be directed elsewhere.