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Report argues US should not pay more than rest of world to fight HIV/AIDS

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 28 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:256
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. Washington

    International contributions to fight HIV/AIDS in low and middle income countries reached $3.6bn (£2.1bn; £3bn) in 2004, according a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS. It was released at a forum on 21 July in Washington, DC.

    The report evaluated bilateral efforts and contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria from the G7 industrialised nations and the European Community. They supplied 87% of total funding, said Jennifer Kates, an analyst with the foundation, who wrote the report. The United States contributed 45.4% of the total and the United Kingdom 16.6%; all other nations' contributions were in single digits.

    Many of the …

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