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Press Release

World AIDS Day: President Obama Earns a 'D+' in Fighting Global AIDS; Organizations Call for Urgent Course Correction

November 30, 2009

Washington, D.C. -- On the eve of World AIDS Day, global AIDS and Africa solidarity organizations released a report card today evaluating President Obama's first year in office -- giving the President and his Administration a 'D+' for work so far.

"With new data showing that worldwide the number one killer of women of reproductive age is HIV, aggressive scale up of AIDS treatment is needed more than ever for the health of communities," said Asia Russell, Health GAP Director of International Policy. "We are disappointed to report that on his first World AIDS Day in office, President Obama has not made good on his promises to increase funding for effective, life saving programs to fight AIDS around the world."

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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Annette (Stuttgart/Germany) Sat., Dec. 19, 2009 at 4:55 am EST
You guys on the other side of the planet just need to STOP!!! Obama is trying to solve all of the different problems the former presidents (not just Bush jr.)had left him to deal with! He is not in the lead for a whole year and done so much already...I'm able to fly to the States to see my god-children now since the travel-ban has been removed. I haven't seen them in almost 15 years 'cause of being afraid not able to enter the States with my meds or simple leave them at home and take the risk of more damage to my health!!! Obama is good and tries to satiesfy everyone...but he is NOT the new MESSIAS!!! YOU think you can do better...go for it...
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