U.S. Should Continue To Prioritize Global HIV/AIDS Efforts In Budget
Fox News: Trump’s budget continues HIV/AIDS fight, but cuts to Bush program won’t help
Marc Siegel, professor of medicine and medical director of Doctor Radio at NYU Langone Medical Center and Fox News medical analyst
“…President Donald Trump’s proposed budget requests a $1.35 billion cut to [bilateral HIV efforts]. This is wrong. PEPFAR has done a lot of good in the world, and controlling and stamping out HIV globally should remain a top health priority. … But when it comes to fighting HIV in America, the Trump administration’s budget is quite useful. … Stamping out HIV/AIDS will require a multi-faceted approach. Genetic research, global outreach and education, continuation of PEPFAR to fifty countries and more, and expanded services and treatments here at home — especially to underserved patients with a lower socioeconomic status. An HIV-free future … now looks possible, provided that the U.S. continues its great commitment to fighting it here and around the world” (3/13).