Thursday, December 5, 2013

Obama Administration Shifting $100 Million Into Research for HIV Cure

In his remarks during the White House's World AIDS Day event on Sunday, President Obama addressed the U.S.'s role in the World-wide fight against HIV and AIDS. He announced a $100 million shift in federal research funding for HIV efforts intended to enliven attempts to "eliminate it completely."

The President also announced that the U.S. is planning to contribute up to $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next two years by giving $1 of government funding for every $2 raised from private and public efforts. The U.S. is already the largest contributor to the global fight against AIDS with 59 percent of all international government assistance.

See the report on Politico, or check out the President's full remarks here.

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