The U.S. and the Global AIDS Battle

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photoToday in Bangkok, Thailand at the International Conference on AIDS, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan suggested that the United States is not fighting the battle against AIDS with the same kind of energy it has brought to the War on Terror.

The United States has pledged $15 billion to combat AIDS. But how that money is being spent is still a hot issue, and many claim that the war on terror is draining U.S. funds and inhibiting its battle against AIDS.

Click one of the "Listen" links to hear about the war over America's war on AIDS, and the split over strategy, drugs, condoms and money.


Simon Montlake, correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor

David Gartner, Policy Director at the Global AIDS Alliance

This program aired on July 13, 2004.


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