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February 13, 2011

Africa: U.S. Seeks to Cut Costs in Sustained War Against HIV/Aids "Goosby said that PEPFAR has a special focus on children.

"'In the last year alone, we have been able to prevent 114,000 transmissions to children during pregnancy of HIV-positive mothers,' he said, adding that 3.8 million vulnerable children are cared for by PEPFAR programs. 'From birth until they are 18 years old, we feed them, clothe them, house them, educate them, train them for jobs and turn them loose, and we have a case management relationship with them as they go into young adulthood. This is a remarkable example of the American people's tax dollars having a high impact to stabilize lives and save lives, stabilize communities and stabilize countries.'"