'97 National AIDS Strategy Fails To Address Political, Budgetary Reality
Statement of Christine Lubinski
Deputy Executive Director, AIDS Action
December 17, 1996
Contact: Joe Zuñiga, AIDS Action
The AIDS epidemic has seen more than its share of reports and action plans. The leadership of the Clinton administration on the AIDS epidemic, like that of the Bush and Reagan administrations, will be judged by AIDS Action and others not by the content of their reports, but by the concrete steps that are taken to care for those living with HIV and AIDS, to prevent further infections, and to meet the challenge of finding effective treatments and a vaccine. The upcoming release of President Clinton's balanced budget plan and its fiscal year 1998 budget will demonstrate more about the Clinton administration's commitment and resolve to ending AIDS than this or any other written plan.
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This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.