AIDS Treatment News logo      

July 29, 2009

Governor Schwarzenegger Slashes Lifesaving HIV/AIDS Programs

"Project Inform today expressed shock at Governor Schwarzenegger’s budget veto that gutted vital HIV care, testing, housing and prevention services in the final Fiscal Year 2010-11 budget. The California Legislature had agreed to a compromise proposal that would have allowed for responsible cuts to HIV programs, but fundamentally protected core efforts in the fight against HIV. However, the State Assembly failed to approve $1.1 billion in available revenues and the Governor used his line-item veto authority to eliminate state funding for all HIV programs except the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and surveillance."

Read more in Project Inform, July 28, 2009.