Lifting All Boats: The Broad Benefits of Increased Investments in HIV/AIDS Research
In 2014, language included in every National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget since the early 1990s directing NIH to invest 10%
of its funding in HIV research was removed. In just four years (2014-2017), removal of this language has resulted in 600 million
fewer dollars being available for NIH HIV research. At the same time, inflation has shrunk the purchasing power of NIH HIV
research dollars such that our ability to invest in new treatments, prevention tools, and, most importantly, a cure is at its lowest
since 2003. HIV research has not only saved the lives of millions of people living with HIV, but has contributed to the development
of new treatments and technologies for a broad range of diseases. Increases in the NIH HIV research budget lift all boats.
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