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NIH Announces Plans To Drop 10% Budget Set-Aside For HIV/AIDS Research, Reprogram $65M In Funding Aimed At Ending Epidemic

ScienceInsider: NIH drops special 10% set-aside for AIDS research
“In a major shakeup for the HIV/AIDS research community, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [Friday] announced it will no longer support setting aside a fixed 10 percent of its budget — or $3 billion this year — to fund research on the disease. The agency also plans to reprogram $65 million of its AIDS research grant funding this year to focus more sharply on ending the epidemic…” (Kaiser, 12/11).

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