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After the Election

By John S. James

November 23, 2004

What does the November 2, 2004 U.S. election mean for AIDS? No one knows yet, until we see what happens with the second term of President Bush, and the more "conservative" Congress. Washington's response to AIDS has been largely bipartisan in some respects, and it is not clear how well this will continue. But clearly some facts will not change -- and clearly we must do better in some ways, especially in funding advocacy, regardless of what happens in Washington.

What will not change:

What we need to do better:

People with AIDS had a survival problem before the election, and would have one now no matter who was elected. Hopefully it will not get much worse. We cannot control what will happen in the world, but we can maintain hope and give a good account of ourselves.

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