NPR's "All Things Considered" Covers Global HIV
July 5, 2012
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Goosby Discusses PEPFAR
Program Examines Progress in Treating AIDS in Developing Countries
"In part because of stories like St. Ker's, word filtered back to policymakers that maybe treating AIDS in places like Haiti was not impossible," NPR writes. "At one point, a small group of AIDS doctors from developing countries gathered in the Oval Office at the behest of President George W. Bush," NPR states, adding, "In his 2003 State of the Union message, President Bush announced [PEPFAR], a $15 billion emergency program to treat and prevent AIDS in poor countries." NPR notes that about "seven million people around the world now take antiviral drugs that suppress HIV to undetectable blood levels" (Knox, 7/3).
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