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AIDS in Africa [Updated November 24, 2006]   [open pdf - 123KB]

From the Summary: "U.S. concern over AIDS in Africa grew in the 1980s, as the epidemic's severity became apparent. Legislation enacted in the 106th and the 107th Congresses increased funding for worldwide AIDS programs. P.L. 108-25, signed into law on May 27, 2003, authorized $15 billion over five years for international AIDS programs. President Bush announced his Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in his 2003 State of the Union message. Twelve of 15 PEPFAR 'focus countries' are in Africa. Under the FY2007 budget request, the 12 countries would receive a 61% boost in AIDS-related aid, to $1.99 billion, under the State Department's Global HIV/AIDS Initiative account. Nonetheless, activists and others urge that more be done, given the scale of the African pandemic. This CRS [Congressional Research Service] report replaces CRS Issue Brief IB10050, 'AIDS in Africa,' by Nicolas Cook. It will be updated as circumstances warrant."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL33584
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2006-11-24
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