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US Adds Another $150 Million to Global AIDS Fight, Aims Some at High-Risk Groups Hit By Stigma

Associated Press
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July 24, 2012
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The U.S. is adding an extra $150 million to the global AIDS fight, taking a first step toward reaching some stigmatized populations.

Despite tough fiscal times, “I am here today to make it absolutely clear the U.S. is committed and will remain committed to achieving an AIDS-free generation,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told the International AIDS Conference on Monday.

Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Elton John address the AIDS 2012 Conference amid hope the latest science and prevention efforts will lead to an AIDS-free generation. Activists say research funding is critical, and the HIV stigma remains high.