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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.”

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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