In honor of the occasion, let's look at how HIV/AIDS funding factors in to President Obama's budget for the fiscal year 2012.
- Maintain or increase current level of funding for HHS, HUD, VA, and DOJ
- Increase funding for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program by $88 million
- Increase funding for AIDS Drug Assistance Program by $80 million
- Use $60 million for a supplemental grants program that will help State Drug Assistance Programs with waiting lists or restrictive cost-containment measures, like we blogged about in December
- Increase funding for HIV prevention measures at the CDC by $58 million
- Increase funding for school health programming at the National Center for HIV, STD, Viral Hepatitis and TB Prevention
- Increase funding for domestic HIV/AIDS research at the National Institutes of Health ($70 million) and at the VA ($173 million)