Details of President Bush's proposed Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief, a $15 billion initiative that must first be approved by
Congress, are as follows.
- The program assists 12 countries in Africa, one in the
Caribbean, and one in South America: Botswana, Ivory Coast,
Ethiopia, Guyana, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria,
Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
- The initiative seeks to prevent 7 million of the estimated 12
million new infections in those countries, give antiretroviral
drugs to 2 million HIV-positive Africans, and provide care for 10
million people with AIDS as well as for orphans.
- The $15 billion includes $10 billion in new spending, starting
with $2 billion in the budget year that begins in October. The
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will receive
- Half the money will be spent on treatment, a third on prevention
and the rest on care.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.