April 2, 2007
U.S. AIDS Policy Steps On Its Own Toes
The Institute of Medicine praised President’s Bush $15 billion global AIDS effort Friday but said it was badly hindered by administration policies and other obstacles. The Institute, delivering an assessment requested by Congress, was especially critical of the requirement that 33% of prevention funds be slated for abstinence-based education; the Food and Drug Administration’s failure to approve several drugs OKed by World Health Organization; and rules blocking taxpayer support of needle exchange.
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