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Obama reveals $100 million HIV research initiative

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:53 a.m. HST, Dec 02, 2013

WASHINGTON » President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV.

Obama says his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies. He said the United States should be at the forefront of discoveries to eliminate HIV or put it into remission without requiring lifelong therapy.

Obama made the announcement today at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday.

The president also announced that the U.S. passed the ambitious goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to anti-retroviral drugs. Obama said the U.S. helped 6.7 million people receive life-saving treatment.

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serious wrote:
I hope this is not true, but doesn't it seem strange that HE supports gay marriages and right away pushes money for HIV research???
on December 2,2013 | 09:24AM
Anonymous wrote:
even a $billion will not provide a cure. eliminating the cause will reduce the cases.
on December 2,2013 | 11:32AM
kekelaward wrote:
Hey! Look a squirrel! The SA's censorship by omission is getting bothersome. Why no story on the much more important obama story? The failure of the obamacare website even after the so called "tech surge"? Time is running out for those who lost their insurance due to this boondoggle. But, just to play, where is this $100 million being redirected from?
on December 2,2013 | 12:30PM
SteveToo wrote:
and yet during the "shut-down" he would not advance funding for that children's hospital.
on December 2,2013 | 12:33PM
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