Dr. Avnish Jolly, 25th July, 2008 :Global AIDS bill Congress is preparing to send President Bush would be to approve $48 billion over the next five years for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programs in Africa and other afflicted areas of the world.
It also would approve $2 billion for American Indian health, water and law enforcement programs. Stipulate that 10 percent of funds are allocated for orphans and vulnerable children and "more than half" of funding for AIDS programs go for treatment and care. Reverse current law preventing HIV-infected people from receiving visas to come to the United States as immigrants, student or tourists.
Goals of the bill include preventing 12 million new HIV infections, treating more than 2 million people. The existing act has provided some 1.7 million with anti-retroviral drugs. Supporting care for 12 million people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, including 5 million orphans and children and training at least 140,000 new health care workers and paraprofessionals.