Budget


Federal and state funding for HIV-related prevention, care, housing and research is vital in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Without these funds, ten of thousands of individuals living with HIV would not have access to life-saving medications and needed support services and hundreds of thousands more would not benefit from government research and prevention efforts.

Over the last two decades, HIV advocates have led the way in demanding needed increases for HIV/AIDS-related programs. As a result of these efforts, the federal government today provides over $22 billion for domestic and global HIV/AIDS activities.  California currently provides over $130 million for HIV/AIDS medications for low-income residents. Unfortunately, the growth in HIV-related funding has slowed in recent years, failing to keep pace with the growing numbers of people living with HIV in California and the United States. More must be done to ensure that government provides the resources necessary to end the epidemic.

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