Trump proposes doubling funding for effort to end HIV epidemic

President Trump’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget calls for $716 million in funding for his initiative to eliminate new HIV infections, $425 million more than Congress allocated in December.

“$716 million in new money is a serious investment in this program,” Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health, said on Monday.

The largest shares of the 2021 budget, $673 million in total, will go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HIV prevention programs and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which supports state-level HIV healthcare services.

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