Ending AIDS’ Stigma
César Baldelomar; 3/11/09
11-03-2009; César J. Baldelomar is a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School. He is also the executive director of Pax Romana Center for International Study of Catholic Social Teaching. You can visit César at his Web site (www.cesarjb.org) and read his blogs at www.holisticthoughts.com.
President Obama and his administration were busy this past Friday. The president signed into legislation The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act, which according to CNN.com, “authorizes a 5 percent annual increase in federal support over the next four years. Funding under the law is scheduled to rise from more than $2.5 billion in fiscal year 2010 to nearly $3 billion in fiscal year 2013.” On the same day, he announced that in 2010 he will eliminate a 22-year-old regulation that bars individuals with HIV/AIDS from entering the United States. Obama’s decisions with regard to HIV/AIDS, which we should commend on all levels, are a far cry from earlier administrations that refused to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the United States and across the world.
USA, HIV/Aids, Health