The Administration's Commitment to Fighting HIV/AIDS
The President recognizes that HIV/AIDS is ravaging many poor countries, especially in Africa. The Administration is strongly committed to fighting this disease:
- In FY 2003, the President proposed $1.1 billion to help fight HIV/AIDS in the developing world -- a 13 percent increase over FY 2002.
- Last year the President pledged U.S. support for a Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases -- to date the Administration has committed $500 million to this Fund and will work with Congress to increase this commitment as the Fund proves successful.
- In total, the Administration proposes spending over $16 billion in FY 2003 to combat HIV/AIDS around the globe.