International AIDS Conference to Highlight International, Domestic U.S. AIDS Policies, Politico Reports
May 14, 2012
When the International AIDS Conference convenes in Washington in July, the first time the U.S. will host the conference in more than 20 years, "it will signal that the U.S. has brought its HIV policies into better alignment with the principles it advocates abroad," Politico reports, referencing the lifting of the "Helms rule" -- which denied U.S. visas to people who are HIV positive -- in 2009. "The policy was especially painful to advocates because U.S. scientific and financial investments are largely responsible for stemming the tide of the epidemic around the world," the news service writes. "But the meeting will also highlight other ways that the U.S. has fallen short, advocates say," the news service writes, noting that the U.S. epidemic is not slowing. Politico discusses the successes and criticisms of several domestic HIV/AIDS initiatives under the Obama administration (Feder, 5/13).
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