Funding by donor nations for global HIV/AIDS efforts wasflat in 2009 as a result of the global economic crisis, according to a studyfrom the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programmeon HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). According to a KFF/UNAIDS statement, the Group of Eightnations, the European Commission and other donor governments gave $7.6 billionin 2009 compared with $7.7 billion in 2008. TheUnited States remains the largest donor nation to HIV/AIDS, accounting for 58percent of 2009 disbursements.

To read the KFF/UNAIDS statement, click here.