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ScienceInsider Examines Source of $100 Million for U.S. HIV Cure Research

December 4, 2013

Noting President Barack Obama on Monday at a World AIDS Day event at the White House announced $100 million would be redirected to "a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health [NIH] to advance research into an HIV cure," ScienceInsider examines the funding's source. "Obama did not specify where the money would be redirected from, and a subsequent NIH press release offered only a hint of more detail, noting that money 'will come from existing resources and a redirection of funds from expiring AIDS research grants over the next three years,'" the news service notes, adding, "In an e-mail to ScienceInsider, Jack Whitescarver, director of NIH's Office of AIDS Research, explained that 'existing resources' means NIH's existing $3.1 billion HIV/AIDS budget: No new money will come from other parts of NIH." The news service notes, "Obama's announcement took many HIV cure researchers and advocates by surprise, but it was welcome news -- with a decided note of cautious optimism" (Cohen, 12/3).

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