Laura Bush was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, last week, and she visited the GHESKIO HIV/AIDS clinic, which I linkurl:visited; this past January for an linkurl:article; on implementation research in our March issue. Bush was there drumming up support for linkurl:The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; (PEPFAR), according to linkurl:__The Boston Globe__.; President George Bush started PEPFAR in 2003, dedicating $15 billion to the effort over five years. Last Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee linkurl:approved; legislation that boosts PEPFAR's budget to $50 billion and extends the program for another five years. When I was in Haiti, I learned that a lot of the antiretroviral drugs that GHESKIO dispenses linkurl:free of charge; to Haitian HIV/AIDS patients are bought with PEPFAR money. __The Globe__ reported that the First Lady "barely set foot outside a car or building during the tightly managed trip," while in Port-au-Prince, which is understandable given the...

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