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Joe Biden calls for increased funds to fight HIV

President Joe Biden has requested Congress spend an additional $670 million on measures to fight HIV in the U.S., including access to PrEP and treatment.

The White House’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2022 was released this past Friday, and Vox called the $6 trillion proposal an “ambitious plan” that “reimagines how – and for whom – the American economy works.” And that includes how it works for people living with HIV.

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The $670 million for fighting HIV in the budget increase funding for several programs, including an additional $100 million for the CDC’s efforts to fight HIV and a $85 million increase for the Ryan White CARE Act, which helps low-income and uninsured people access HIV medications. The Biden administration is also requesting $22 million more for Indian Health Services at the Department of Health and Human Services to help provide resources for members of Native American tribes.

The budget also asks for $50 million in additional funding for community health centers to provide access to PrEP and more funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS […]

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