Published in AIDS Weekly, August 7th, 2000
On a voice vote, the Senate approved a bill by Sens. Bill Frist and Jesse Helms, both Republicans, authorizing $300 million in each of the next two years for AIDS prevention and treatment and also for the care of AIDS orphans in developing countries.
The bill directs the Treasury Department to establish a trust fund with the World Bank for the prevention efforts and the treatment of orphans.
Helms, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the...
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