NIH preparing to throttle back on AIDS research.

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    Dec 18, 2015 1:23 AM GMT
    http://news.sciencemag.org/funding/2015/12/nih-drops-special-10-set-aside-aids-research?et_rid=33537012&et_cid=159809

    > NIH will no longer reserve 10% of its budget for AIDS research, as it has for 20 years. This is beginning to be seen as less pressing compared to other needs.

    > About 20% of existing grants funded with the set-aside will be discontinued or shifted to other programs.

    Sounds ominous, but it may be more of a book keeping thing.
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    Dec 19, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
    Unfortunately, AIDS is seen as a manageable disease particularly in the States/West (with the use of PrEP or other antiviral cocktails), although the WHO organization continues to strive in its importance of bringing a cure and I seen other private companies or researchers strive as well for a vaccine.

    It is no longer seen in the public eye as a death sentence, but AIDS still kills. Also sub-Saharan Africa accounts for almost 70% of the global total of new HIV infections per WHO statistics.

    So I agree it politically and they are probably moving toward other diseases of research as well.