U.S. Pledges $157M To Help Curb Spread of HIV/AIDS
In a speech during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged $157 million in new funding for the global effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS. The funding will be used for several programs to prevent or lower infection rates, including initiatives to end mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015 and circumcise about 500,000 men in South Africa.
- "Sec'y Clinton Lauds Headway in Battle Against AIDS" (Neergaard, AP/Sacramento Bee, 7/23).
- "U.S. Pledges More Funding To Fight AIDS Worldwide" (McKay, Wall Street Journal, 7/23).
- "U.S. in Global AIDS Fight To Win, Clinton Vows" (Quinn, Reuters, 7/23).