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US seeks to rein in AIDS program

Overseas clinic costs have tripled to $7b in 6 years

Dr. Peter Mugyenyi examined a patient at the US-funded AIDS clinic in Kampala, Uganda. Because of funding limits, the clinic has had to turn away some patients seeking AIDS drugs. Dr. Peter Mugyenyi examined a patient at the US-funded AIDS clinic in Kampala, Uganda. Because of funding limits, the clinic has had to turn away some patients seeking AIDS drugs. (Marc Hofer/Associated Press)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / April 11, 2010

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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. (Full article: 1498 words)

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