The Bush administration has released the first $350 million of what
is slated to be a $15 billion, 5-year campaign to ease the toll
of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The State Department's director of the effort, Randall Tobias, told
the Senate Foreign Relations African Affairs Subcommittee that the $350 million
will buy antiretroviral drugs for 50 000 individuals in 14 countries,
establish "abstinence-based prevention programs," and provide care for orphans
and other vulnerable children.
Vastag B. African AIDS Funding. JAMA. 2004;291(18):2183. doi:10.1001/jama.291.18.2183-b