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President Clinton Joins International Religious and Domestic AIDS Policy Leaders to Mark World AIDS Day

December 1, 2000

Today, President Clinton will join international religious leaders at Howard University to mark World AIDS Day. At this event, he will unveil the first ever National Institutes of Health strategic plan for international AIDS research, a blueprint for establishing new funding approaches and research opportunities in over 50 countries. He also will release a new report from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, entitled Action Against AIDS: A Legacy of Leadership at Home and Around the World detailing the Administration's successes in fighting the AIDS epidemic. The President also will urge the Congress to finish the job on the Appropriations bills and fund critical domestic and international HIV/AIDS funding priorities, including domestic and international AIDS prevention and treatment programs, creating a new vaccine tax credit, the Ryan White CARE Act, and investing in HIV/AIDS research.


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President Clinton Announces First Ever NIH Strategic Plan for International AIDS Research

Today, the National Institutes of Health will release the first ever strategic plan for international AIDS research, a blueprint for establishing new funding approaches and research opportunities in over 50 countries. This plan, which invests over $100 million in FY 2001, will:


President Clinton Releases a New Report Detailing the Progress That Has Been Made and the Work That Needs to Be Done

Today, President Clinton will release a new report describing the Administration's progress in addressing the AIDS epidemic, both nationally and abroad, and underscore that there is still more work to do. The report details the Administration's longstanding commitment to HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment, including:


President Clinton Urges the Congress to Act Now to Fund Critical HIV/AIDS Research, Prevention, and Treatment Priorities

Today, President Clinton will urge the Congress to finish the job on the FY 2001 Appropriations bill and fund critical international and domestic priorities on HIV and AIDS, including: an investment of $116 million for international AIDS programs at the Department of Health and Human Services; enactment of a $1 billion vaccine tax credit; an investment of more than $2.1 billion in AIDS related research at NIH; an investment of $418 million in domestic HIV prevention activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and a $228 million increase in funding for the Ryan White Program, an increase of 14 percent over last year's funding level.

See also Remarks by the President on World AIDS Day.




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