Friday, September 17, 2010

direct Presidential involvement?

Paul Zeitz, executive director of the Global AIDS Alliance, in The Hill (September 16, 2010)

Obama administration in retreat on AIDS

In recent weeks, some of President Obama’s strongest supporters have expressed frustration with his HIV/AIDS policies. Unless the United States switches course and dramatically increases its funding for the global fight against AIDS, we could lose millions of lives and a generation of progress.

Many AIDS advocates and I have a sinking feeling the HIV/AIDS strategy in the Obama White House is not getting significant senior-level attention. By contrast, I know that the AIDS crisis merited direct Presidential involvement during the Clinton and Bush administrations.

How times have changed.

Link to The Hill posting

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