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Obama to Change AIDS Policy
November 12, 2008, 1:41 pm
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I have been hearing a lot about the immediate changes Barack Obama will be making once he becomes President in January. One of these shifts is on the Bush administration’s AIDS policies. The PEPFAR plan, which gives billions to AIDS relief in developing countries, focuses on family planning and AIDS prevention strategies that were linked to anti-abortion and abstinence education.

An Obama adviser says that he will change this focus upon entering the White House. He says Obama is, “committed to looking at all this and changing the policies so that family-planning services — both in the U.S. and the developing world — reflect what works, what helps prevent unintended pregnancy, reduce maternal and infant mortality, prevent the spread of disease.”

To read more about the family-planning and AIDS policies Obama may change after entering office read this article on Bloomberg news.


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