Census Bureau Updates HIV-AIDS Research Library
Posted at 3:30 p.m. on July 25, 2014
The U.S. Census Bureau this week announced the annual update of its database of scientific journals and reports on HIV-AIDS research. The agency touts the library as the “most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world.”
The database is maintained by funding for from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which was established during the administration of President George W. Bush. Last week, the Obama administration outlined its action plan for AIDS programs.
The plan included three high-level strategic goals, including reducing HIV infections, increasing access to care and “reducing HIV-related health disparities.” The White House also wants to improve coordination between federal and local agencies.
Meanwhile, lawmakers have yet to clear any of the primary fiscal 2015 spending bills that cover domestic HIV/AIDS programs. So it remains to be seen how much of the administration’s vision will be put into practice.