“Funding for domestic HIV services saw a modest increase in President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 – including a $20 million allocation for a new PrEP pilot program – but advocates say it does not provide enough for HIV research, global AIDS assistance, or hepatitis C.
“The HIV Medicine Association is pleased that the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal largely sustains funding for domestic HIV/AIDS programs,” said HIVMA chair Dr. Carlos del Rio. “However, we are disappointed that under his proposal investments in HIV research are flat-funded for the third year in a row, and that funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief once again has not seen an increase since peak funding in 2010. A robust federal response is more critical than ever to effectively respond to the HIV epidemic.”
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Source: EBar.com – February 18, 2016