Clinton lauds headway in battle against AIDS
AP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it’s possible to virtually eliminate HIV-infected births and the US is donating $80 million in new funding to help poor countries reach that goal.
Treating HIV-infected women so that they protect their babies is a key part of the Obama administration’s goal of an Aids-free generation.
Clinton told the International Aids Conference Monday that the new money will help get those life-saving drugs to women who now slip through the cracks.
Clinton also says the US is investing millions more to study what works best to protect the highest-risk population in hard hit countries- gay and bisexual men, sex workers and injecting drug users.
Her message: “If we’re going to beat AIDS, we can’t afford to avoid sensitive conversations.”
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