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July 25, 2010

Talk's cheap; treating HIV isn't "The blueprint earns points for being the first presidential master plan to decrease AIDS and HIV, an important step in a nation where 1.1 million people are infected already and health experts believe that thousands more are unaware that they have the disease and could infect others.

"But national strategies require national funding. On that score, Obama's plan falls short.

"If it succeeds, it will add more patients to an overcrowded, underfunded pool. The $19 billion a year that the United States already spends on HIV and AIDS won't cover them."