October 16, 2012
Today, NMAC and amFAR released a joint issue brief outlining the devastating human impact of budget sequestration on HIV/AIDS in the United States. Sequestration, a series of automatic budget cuts outlined in the Budget Control Act of 2011, are set to take effect on January 2, 2013.
Unless Congress and the President act, sequestration will cut $659 million from domestic HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs. This will result in: