Letter to President Obama: Don't Stall HIV/AIDS Research Funding

January 21, 2016

Organizations from across the U.S. -- nearly 140 of them -- penned a letter to President Obama urging that the NIH budget (responsible for 68 percent of the global public sector HIV prevention research budget) include the US $100 million increase for HIV/AIDS research for FY2016 promised by the President in March of 2015. Noting that now is a time to prioritize, not cut HIV/AIDS research, the letter highlights the potential for research advances to help "end the scourge of HIV/AIDS," a priority the President himself called out in his recent State of the Union speech.

This letter and a companion letter, signed by over 500 researchers supporting HIV research funding, are available to download here.

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This article was provided by AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention. Visit AVAC's website to find out more about their activities and publications.


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