SEPTEMBER 2007 - The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a 15 billion-dollar commitment, is set to expire at the end of fiscal year 2008. This critical boost in U.S. AIDS funding has helped millions of individuals infected with HIV, and in so doing, has improved developing nations' health and education systems and decreased violence against women. In an original podcast by the Global Health Initiative and the Environmental Change and Security Program, UNAIDS Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot discusses how reauthorizing PEPFAR at increased levels of funding, expanding AIDS prevention programs, and coordinating global efforts to combat HIV/AIDS under U.S. leadership could amplify the effectiveness and sustainability of the global AIDS response.

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