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Study: President Bush's AIDS Plan Saved 1.2 Million Lives

Study: President Bush's AIDS Plan Saved 1.2 Million Lives

The public hasn't warmed up to George W. Bush since he left office, but a new study out of Stanford University shines a positive light on the embattled president's legacy. The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, started in 2003 under Bush, has saved 1.2 million lives in Africa, according to the study published yesterday.

As the largest US foreign aid health program ever, the plan focuses on treating people already infected. So far $18.8 billion has been spent. Under Bush, a small portion also went to prevention programs that were typically abstinence-only.

Last July Congress dedicated another $48 billion to keep the program going through 2013. Although the President's Emergency Plan has kept over one million people alive, the HIV infection rates have remained steady. While it's great to see that the US has done much to keep individuals infected with AIDS alive longer with less suffering, it would be great to see a drop in infection rates over the next few years.


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UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
So Bush saved 1+ million lives, and Obama is going to create or save 300,000 jobs. Good comparison?
stephley stephley 8 years
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
There was ONLY 20,000 news aids cases in 2 years,far from an epidemic compared to the REAL US epidemic in the 80's but OK DM8BRI.... i think we have our "epidemic" under control, as much as you can with a disease that is caused from an action people don't like to talk about or be honest about.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Good news :woohoo:
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
That's great!
hope2be hope2be 8 years
That's great to know.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well they're very close on both. There are clinical trials going on with pills that will prevent infection if you're not already and of course trials on a cure as well. We just have to make sure these programs never have to worry about a budget if we really want a cure.
janneth janneth 8 years
Yes, Hypno. More $ spent on prevention would bring the number of lives saved even higher. And abstinence only programs don't cut it.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Very good news. However I would like to see more dollars go towards prevention and cure research because in all honesty trying to apply safe sex life style to the country sides of Africa is a race I think we will always be two steps behind. So the sooner we have a true prevention or cure the better.
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
'An American life isn't more meaningful than an African life.' Some would disagree with you on this site, but I agree with you. I'm really happy to see this post.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
I meant i love his tie, Mr. Obama take note.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Lili, it is!
amybdk amybdk 8 years
liliblu liliblu 8 years
Mich, is that the vampire bunny?
Michelann Michelann 8 years
It's Bunnicula!
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Great news
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Good news.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
(drops on the floor)
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
Much needed good news
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
well hey theres some nice news
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I think its great and I hope more lives are saved. No matter what like chaton said its 1.2 million people.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
dm8bri, AIDS doesn't really respect borders.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
And cue the "it's not good enough!" posts. :oy: 1.2 million lives is 1.2 million lives is 1.2 million lives, people. An American life isn't more meaningful than an African life.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Love his ie.
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