Reauthorization of U.S. global program on HIV/AIDS applauded

Krisberg, Kim
October 2008
Nation's Health;Oct2008, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p1
The article reports on the reauthorization of the legislation authorizing the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) program Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the U.S. in 2003. According to the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, the program had supported antiretroviral treatments for more than 1.7 million people in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-devastated areas of sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, as of March 2008. PEPFAR has also supported services to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission during more than 12 million pregnancies, boosted care for upward of 3 million orphans and vulnerable children, and enhanced HIV testing and counseling services for more than 33 million women, men and children.


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