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World AIDS day, commemorated each year on Dec 1, aims to raise awareness about the virus, encourage advocates to redouble efforts to fight the epidemic, and remember those who have died and continue to suffer from the disease. Photo credit: cdc.gov The 2014 World AIDS day theme ’€œFocus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation,’€ speaks to how combined efforts and collaborations can bring us closer to a cure or vaccine. For example, public and private-sector funded research led to the development of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), which revolutionized the battle against HIV/AIDS according to Research!America’€™s HIV/AIDS fact sheet . Medical research has played a critical...
A graphic from a recent amfAR report shows the potential loss of life because of across-the-board cuts, or sequestration. Research!America’s report on sequestration detailed the devastating impact that the sequester, or across-the-board cuts that are scheduled to take place in 2013, will have on federally funded research to improve health. Now, a recent report by amfAR trains the focus of sequestration on global health. Just as we found, amfAR reaches the same conclusion: Sequestration isn’t worth the cost. The cuts would save $689 million ’€” or 0.63% of the required deficit reduction for FY13. And at what cost? HIV/AIDS treatment for 273,000 fewer people, potentially leading to 62,000...

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