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Advocates Upbeat on Bush Plan

A Bush administration proposal to spend $15 billion over five years fighting AIDS in parts of Africa and the Caribbean is drawing qualified praise from U.S. AIDS activists. “We welcome the new rhetoric and the new money,” said Sharonann Lynch, spokesperson for the Health Global Access Project (GAP), a group that advocates for AIDS treatments in developing countries. “Part of the work now for activists is to insure that the rhetoric turns into meaningful policy changes that will affect the lives of people with AIDS in poor countries.” The Bush proposal, announced in the State of the Union address on January 27, includes $10 billion in new spending. The effort, dubbed the Em Comment

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