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PEPFAR to Give $75 Million Over Five Years to Dominican Republic

August 19, 2010

The U.S. government, through PEPFAR, "is donating $75 million to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic, where officials link a rise in cases to migration from Haiti, home to the highest infection rate in the Caribbean," the Associated Press/Taiwan News reports. The money will be used to train health workers and educate the country's vulnerable populations, including immigrants and poor women. David Losk, local PEPFAR coordinator, "said some health officials in the Dominican Republic still refuse to treat HIV/AIDS patients because of discrimination and fear of becoming infected" (8/18).

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This article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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