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April 26, 2010

Cutting AIDS funds risks "death sentence"

"A global pullback from AIDS funding may mean HIV could again become a death sentence for people in the developing world, according to a report released on Monday.

"The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) found patients are being turned away from treatment programs and AIDS drug stocks are running out because of government budget cuts and flatlined funding from major donors like the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. ...

"If this trend continues, the result will be suffering and death for millions of people around the world currently living with HIV and the millions more who will be newly infected this year and the years to come," said the report, called Rationing Funds, Risking Lives."

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