Artists urge US Congress to fix PEPFAR.
"Already 20 million members of our human family have died of AIDS," the artists stated. "By empowering the most vulnerable populations with scientifically-based prevention methods, millions of lives can be saved."
The Protection Against Transmission of HIV for Women and Youth (PATHWAY) Act in the House and the Senate's HIV Prevention Act would strike the abstinence-until-marriage spending requirement on PEPFAR. Additionally, the PATHWAY Act, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, requires the President to develop a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy to address the vulnerabilities of women and girls.
Source: Artists for a New South Africa and CHANGE
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|Title Annotation:||NEWS CLIPPINGS; President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Artists for a New South Africa|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2007|
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