"The assertion that the Republicans would do worse on AIDS than the current Democratic leadership is simply incorrect," said Weinstein. "After all, it is Republican Senators Coburn and Burr who have introduced bills to solve the nation's ADAP crisis and increase treatment slots for global AIDS patients--- bills which have stalled largely due to lack of Democratic support." AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest global AIDS organization. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 137,000 individuals in 23 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. www.aidshealth.org
Then, he claims he has increased Aids funding, but is was a measly 2.5% and that was after President Obama's first budget proposed a $6.6 billion cut in Aids funding.
Last year, with the help of then-Senators Biden and Obama, Congress reauthorized the US global AIDS, TB, and malaria programs (commonly called PEPFAR) at $48 billion over 5 years. A modest estimate to extend that level of funding over six years to match the new initiative would be $57.6 billion. The President’s current proposal only calls for $51 billion for the same programs – a $6.6 billion cut. This means there will be dramatic reductions to funding for AIDS, TB, malaria, and still very little left over for vital expenditures like maternal and child health and health system strengthening.
The Obama administration took further steps to reign in Aids spending this year.
US officials have asked some AIDS clinics overseas to stop enrolling new patients in a US-sponsored program that provides lifesaving antiretroviral drugs, in a bid to stem the rising costs of one of the most ambitious US assistance programs, according to interviews with doctors and official correspondence.
Here is the video of President Obama lying through his teeth.