Talk of budget cutting is all the rage on the Republican presidential campaign trail. During a recent stop in Iowa, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he could not promise to maintain funding levels for a federal AIDS program. He called it one of the "hard truths" he was delivering to Americans about the strained federal budget.
Here are some "hard truths" about the global AIDS pandemic and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a creation of President George W. Bush, a Republican, in 2003.
Bush program costs little, but it helps many
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