The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to allocate $1.4 million earlier this month for the development of a National AIDS Strategy, MarketWatch reports ( 7/17). A similar provision was included in a bill passed by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee in June.  

The funding would support staff, expenses and regional communications to develop and oversee the implementation of an AIDS strategy in the United States.

“We strongly believe the National AIDS Strategy will help reduce the number of new HIV infections in this country, improve support services and the quality of lives for people living with HIV/AIDS,” said Marjorie Hill, PhD, chief executive officer at Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

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