Obama's AIDS policies, specifically the five-year strategy for PEPFAR, under the spotlight in the NYT:
As the Obama administration slowly unveils its global AIDS
plan, the drive to put more people on drugs is being scaled back as
emphasis is shifted to prevention and to diseases that cost less to
fight, including pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and fatal birth complications.
AIDS advocates complained bitterly that they had been betrayed and that
the Bush administration’s best legacy was being gutted — and they blame
a doctor and budget adviser who is also the brother of the White House
chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.
“I’m holding my nose as I say this, but I miss George W. Bush,”
said Gregg Gonsalves a long-time AIDS campaigner. “On AIDS, he really
stepped up. He did a tremendous thing. Now, to have this happen under
Obama is really depressing.”