Agenda for America : Combat HIV/AIDS at home

Combating HIV/AIDS At Home

HIV/AIDS is an urgent problem in America and the world. This disease leaves suffering and fear wherever it reaches. The number of American women diagnosed with HIV/AIDS has risen. For African-Americans between the ages of 25 and 44 – the prime of life – HIV/AIDS is the second leading cause of death. Neither individuals, nor society, nor Government can afford to be complacent. And we will not relent in the battle against AIDS.

To address this problem, President Bush has increased domestic AIDS funding to $17.1 billion to expand prevention, care, and treatment, and to research efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. In his second term, President Bush will pursue a three-part strategy to renew the fight against HIV/AIDS in America.

* Reauthorize the Ryan White Care Act – President Bush proposes strengthening the Ryan White Care Act by focusing resources on life-extending care. His Administration will work with Congress to make sure that as many patients as possible receive the care they need.