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The United States Congress is on its way to fund the Trump administration’s plan to end HIV by the year 2030.
According to the Washington Blade, Congress recently unveiled a $300 million spending package that will be divided between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Ryan White Health Care Act. Specifically, $70 million will go to the Ryan White Health Care Act, while $50 million will go to the Health Resources and Services Administration. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will get the lion’s share of the funding, with $140 million allotted to them.
AIDS Institute deputy director and Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS co-chair Carl Schmid praised the agreement, saying it provided “the necessary foundational funding” to fulfill the administration’s plans.
“But in order for it to be successful, HIV prevention and treatment efforts will have to be scaled up dramatically, which will require both the administration and the Congress to support even greater funding increases in the future,” he said.
Kaiser Family Foundation director of global health and HIV policy Jennifer Kates is also quoted by the Washington Blade as saying that this funding should only be the beginning.
“As a first year installment, it represents a significant increase for these programs and should help to jump start the effort,” Kates said. “But it will be important to see what future funding requests are made, to fully reach targets.”
The funding is yet another positive development when it comes to the Trump administration’s plans with regard to HIV. Just a few weeks ago, the US government opened up applications for free PrEP by launching a website and a toll-free number. The free PrEP is itself the result of an agreement between the US government and the pharmaceutical company Gilead that would provide 2.4 million bottles of Truvada to 200,000 uninsured individuals.
Gee, I can hardly wait to see all the “Orange man BAD!” comments that are about to populate the comments field.
it has been a greater amount before!!
it’s people like you that can never find happiness or know to be grateful for the help.
It’s about time, damn, considering how long Hiv/Aids has been here and the vast numbers it has claimed. However, you could throw the moon at Hiv/Aids, but, “individual-personal responsibility”= condoms, would go a very, very long way in prevention, thus adding to the killing of the virus… starve the shit out of it, out of existence denying it the flesh-meat it needs as victims, stop victimizing each other this way! Be as big a slut as you wish, but ‘at least’ wear a condom, they cost next to nothing; I just don’t understand how, just because you’re wired, specifically, for… Read more »
Lamar, I agree with everything you said. It’s no excuse for someone to get exposed to the virus here in 2019 with education and advancement to where we are now as opposed to 1986. But, remember Lawyers, Doctors, Teachers, Accountants, Preachers, Celebrities, Politicians, etc are getting and are living with the virus as well from unprotected sex. That don’t make it ok, but let’s not make it seems as if all of them are irresponsible and consciously saying I rather take expensive pill(s) every day for life with the side effects and unknown health concerns down the road, as opposed… Read more »
Lawyers and teachers have the scrilla (the money) to cope with the hiv.
You missed my point!!!
The fight against HIV/AIDS has been POLITICAL since the beginning…..it is a political disease. And the discussion would not be complete without stating the obvious…. it is ALL about the money.
Thank you President Trump.
Great job President Trump, you are the best!
not sure it comes from him, lol, but the team yes…
And thus the problem with tribal politics in the US continues.. a good thing should be a good thing no matter which team does it. But alas, that will never be the case.
if it came from Obama Administration, you would be the first one to thank him, so don’t be ignorant and ungrateful.
ya coz I hate him.
Gotta love it, Davey, when you readily blame and hate on Trump for all that you dislike about his policies/presidency, and yet you attempt to disassociate him from something you can actually get behind! Perhaps Trump (or, as you phrase it, “the team”), could find another $300M to cureTrump-Derrangement Syndrome next.
Even Impeachment did not sour The Donald!
He survived and allow the flow of the milk-of-human-kindness to his constituents!
Trump doesn’t deserve impeachment!
The House impeached him; Congress did not.
Therefore, Trump will remain President. As I have stated prior: the House does not matter; Congress does as it commands the military and the federal government.
The House impeached Clinton but he remained President. Neither President earned an impeachment as The Constitution is very specific as to what constitutes Impeachment and neither President committed acts for impeachment.
If gay-friendly Progressives would spend less time hating the President and more time looking at his stances on LGTBQ+ issues, they’d find he’s more pro-LGTBQ+ than other Republicans. Better yet, if they stopped the constant hate and funneled that energy on pressing him to do even more, much more would be accomplished on LGTBQ+ issues. He’s no fool, regardless of the hate he receives from Progressive gays. he’s well aware of the hundreds of thousands of votes he eared from Conservative gays in 2016 and the more hell earn from them in 2020.
Hunter0500: I voted for him in 2015 for 2016 and I will vote for him in 2019 for 2020. As you noted, Trump is not an Oager! For his third marriage, he had Diana Ross sing. After she sang, his wedding guests, danced to The Supremes’ “Back In My Arms Again” blaring from a $100,000 Home Theater System. And of the Impeachment, what value did it provide? Oagers do not dance to The Supremes or Diana Ross. The man is not Homophobic and his son-in-law is a Jew; ergo, he is not anti-Semitic Anyone within the Military already knows that… Read more »
Trump’s reward is in heaven. In the meantime, he is implementing policies and removing regulations to help us peons tolerate our current miserable situation.
300 million more to solve the problem of irresponsible sex. Instead of rebuilding infrastructure, or expanding the industrial base, more millions to add to the billions already spent. All so that addicts won’t have to be bothered using condoms. Only winners here are pharmaceutical stockholders. None of the bacterial infections can be ‘cured’, and indeed the superbugs encouraged by same behaviors that brought about the spread of HIV/AIDS will be the next major problem to require massive funding. There is no free lunch; the resources that might have cured cancer, or have been used to stay ahead of the forms… Read more »
You are correct…. up to a point. We have to cure HIV/AIDS so that it won’t bust the Medicaid budget.
ANON – you are misguided in the blame game you are using to try to sell your ignorance. Bacterial infections are more commonly spread through casual contact than sexual intercourse. Bacteria is on, in, and around us all the time. The “super bugs” you mentioned and attributed their existence and having unprotected sex or sharing a needle is a complete fallacy as well. Antibiotic resistant bacteria, or super bugs, is a direct cause of the over prescribing of antibiotics by physicians and patients who do not follow and complete a prescribed antibiotic according to the instructions provided by their doctor… Read more »
We can thank the Trump Administration
This is why we say TRUMP 2020!!!
Oh, YES…. Go, Trump 2020 !!
Yes if you’re being sarcastic, Trump will win reelection
Only $300 million?
Cannot even cure cancer and diabetes and think they can end HIV and AIDS. Never gonna happen
I will be long gone by then.
That Was Easy…….
This article said that there was $300 allocated for disbursement. $70 million will go to the Ryan White Health Care Act, while $50 million will go to the Health Resources and Services Administration. The CDC will receive $140 million. That only adds up to $260 million, where is the remaining $40 million going?