On Monday, President Obama sent his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal to Congress. The budget proposal clearly demonstrates his determination to help the Nation achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and renews the President’s commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic. To address HIV/AIDS in the U.S., the 2013 Budget:
- Supports HIV/AIDS research.
- Expands investments in prevention and care.
- Funds cross-cutting innovative efforts for care and prevention.
- Expands the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
- Increases funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and service integration.
- Modernizes the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program.
- Fights the stigma of HIV/AIDS.
Read more about the Fiscal Year 2013 budget’s HIV/AIDS elements in this fact sheet from the White House: Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Supporting People Living with HIV/AIDS.
The President’s budget proposal advances our domestic HIV/AIDS agenda, strengthens programs, and supports our continuing efforts to achieve the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals of reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related health disparities—bringing us closer to the goal of an AIDS-free generation.