The U.S. State Department, which just quietly erased the reproductive health care section from its annual global human rights report, lamented the spread of HIV among women and girls in a tweet celebrating International Women’s Day Wednesday night. As we celebrate #InternationalWomensDay tomorrow, we know that almost 1,000 young women will be newly infected with HIV on this day alone. @PEPFAR is committed to changing these statistics and empowering young women to write their own AIDS-free future. His 2019 budget proposal would cut $1.2 billion from global HIV programs like PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “President Trump’s misguided budget proposal, and his Administration’s attempts to scale up policies in defiance of evidence will only undermine the global AIDS response and should be stopped.”Maybe the International Women’s Day tweets should stop, too.
Source: Huffington Post March 08, 2018 18:11 UTC