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Facing Sequestration, U.S. Senate Appropriates Funding for HIV

July 22, 2013

Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 sequestration and budget cuts threatened HIV research, prevention, and care even though lower HIV funding would result in "small deficit reduction benefits," according to Kali Lindsey, director of legislative and public affairs for the National Minority AIDS Council. amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research estimated that sequestration would eliminate AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) funding for more than 15,000 HIV-infected people, cause loss of housing for 5,000 households, eliminate 460 research grants, and cut HIV prevention services. Funding cuts for CDC's HIV prevention programs would total $64.7 million, with $27.6 million less for HIV prevention and $2.4 million less for HIV adolescent and school health programs. The AIDS Institute estimated that sequestration and budget cuts have reduced federal government domestic HIV/AIDS spending by $375 million.

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