How ‘Unauthorized Status’ Is Threatening US Global HIV Initiative
By Joseph Choi
The reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), America’s global initiative to combat HIV, was one of the casualties of the fight to circumvent a government shutdown, with certain authorizations for the program expiring last month.
The program can continue to operate into next year with preapproved funding, but advocates worry the damage has already been done to the U.S.’s reputation as a leader in the fight against the HIV epidemic.
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