Obama Pledges to Up AIDS Fight Despite Tough Times
July 26, 2010
The United States remains committed to fighting AIDS abroad and to redoubling efforts through the U.S. Global Health Initiative, President Barack Obama pledged in a video-link address at the conclusion of the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. Obama's speech followed criticism from some advocates at the conference that his administration has failed to capitalize on momentum in tackling HIV/AIDS internationally.
In the address, the president acknowledged that the U.S. fiscal environment is a challenge in the wake of the global recession. However, Obama said his administration is focusing on comprehensive, sustainable, and effective approaches to handling HIV/AIDS.
07.23.2010; Kate Kelland
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