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Comment & Response
March 28, 2017

Priorities for Public Health Spending

Author Affiliations
  • 1Fenway Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2017;317(12):1277-1278. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1845

To the Editor In an Editorial on how the United States should spend its health care dollars, Dr Emanuel1 called for a shift of public health funding away from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) toward other diseases. Although we support the allocation of greater resources for all current vital health issues, shifting support away from HIV prevention, treatment, and research is not smart public health policy.