With Donald Trump, you simply never know what to expect.
We announced here a couple of days, that the United States government recently pledged an impressive 17.5 billion dollars to the Nigerian Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) to help jumpstart HIV prevention and provide treatment for persons already living with the virus. While we expressed our hopes that this batch of funding will be used more judiciously than previous grants that ended up lining the pockets of embezzlers, we saw it as a turn of sorts in Donald Trump’s often oppressive policies. According to this ‘Now This’ video, it turns out, Donald Trump’s individual grants to countries fighting HIV/AIDS comes as a palliative for much larger costs to the tune of 2 billion dollars that will happen much later in the future.
President Trump's proposal to slash HIV treatment funding is heartless, shortsighted, and could kill millions pic.twitter.com/C7H8AG3WjJ
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 27, 2017
The research we have personally done has only confirmed that yes, there will be cuts to HIV/AIDS funding as part of the Trump’s administration’s efforts to redistribute funding towards military expeditions and wars, but the actual amount to be cut differs with each article you read. Whatever the actual numbers are, is too much to take away in funding from third world countries. HIV/AIDS doesn’t occur in isolation, we would have thought the AIDS crisis of the 80’s and 90’s taught us that. If Africa suffers, America will suffer. So, someone please fight Donald Trump on this.
We simply have to.
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