President Bush's AIDS initiative, reauthorized for another five years this summer, wins widespread praise even from those highly critical of other administration policies. Yet some health experts worry AIDS funding has grow disproportionately large compared with other U.S. development spending.
Laurie Garrett argues that our focus in the fight against AIDS should not be to create a multibillion dollar industry that only treats the disease. Instead, our resources need to be geared towards finding a long-term cure that can stop the spread of the virus permanantly.
The passage of the President’s Plan for AIDS Relief has highlighted the ability of Congressmen such as Joe Biden and Tim Coburn to work towards bipartisan progress in a branch of government that is otherwise overwhelmed by cynicism and bitterness, writes Michael Gerson.
Listen to the audio version of Council Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett's article from the January/February 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs. The article is featured in the new CFR book, Beyond Humanitarianism, a compilation of Council work on Africa.
Speakers: Mark R. Dybul and Thomas R. Frieden Presider: Laurie Garrett
Listen to Mark R. Dybul, U.S. global AIDS coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, and Thomas R. Frieden, commissioner of health for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, discuss whether male circumcision can play a role in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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