I was browsing around while working on my research paper, and read that PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) was in transition; they are cutting down the funding for AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. What implications would this change have in HIV care in these countries? How would their government provide adequate care? How much responsibility should the United States carry for patients who are currently in care?
It is disturbing and frightening in a way to see how U.S.'s financial state can make so much difference in healthcare abroad, and it is necessary to ask how global aid is distributed--which countries and diseases receive aid and why.