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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.