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April 12, 2011

Massive U.S. Budget Cuts to AIDS Programs Rejected; ADAP Funds Increased

U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration have rejected many of the proposed budget cuts to domestic and global HIV/AIDS programs, according to The AIDS Institute. In fact, the final federal spending bill proposes to increase funding to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) by $48 million and rejects a federal and D.C. funding ban on syringe exchange programs. The final bill does cut research funding at the National Institutes of Health by about $300 million and to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by $730 million, in areas to be determined. The Hill also reports that contributions to international institutions (including the United Nations) were cut by $377 million, and two programs under health care reform—Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan and the Free Choice Voucher program—were defunded. Earlier reports from the House Appropriations Committee indicated more than $1 billion in cuts to HIV and disease prevention programs, but according to the AIDS Institute, that was an error.

To read the AIDS Institute’s release, click here. And to read the Hill’s report, click here.

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Jerry, St. Petersburg, 2011-04-16 18:38:10
People need to write their congress and senate on this subject and let them know we need more help not less.

Generally Speaking, , 2011-04-14 15:52:14
In the last ten years I have seen what the disease does to the body. I also see the chnage that I have found in myself making more and more people aware of the 15-20 minute fun that can progress to this more difficult life. Stress takes a whole lotout of you at some point and having the funding for the meds makes me believe that I was diagnoised for a reason in life. with all the challenges that I had to face growing up, this is the one that makes me realize that I am here to share my wisdom hiv

Jim Guinnessey, , 2011-04-14 13:17:17
The House (*GOP) recommends one billion in HIV/AIDS cuts but your story tells us that this was rejected by the Obama Administration. Yet there is an allowed defunding of research and other related programs by one billion! So what gives? Another Obama double-speak?

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