6 Reasons to Reject PEPFAR Cuts

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Chris Collins, vice president and director of public policy for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research,  reacts to the announcement that the Obama administration to cut the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) by 11% in the FY2013 budget. Collins gives 6 reasons why PEPFAR should not be cut: 1. It undermines the goal of an “AIDS-free generation.” Last December, President Obama pledged that we can “end this pandemic,” echoing Secretary of State Clinton’s earlier statement that achieving an “AIDS-free generation” is a policy priority for the U.S. But the budget request isn’t consistent with this stated ambition. Though the White House insists the U.S

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6 Reasons to Reject PEPFAR Cuts

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