US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, made a number of important funding pledges in her address to the International AIDS Conference.
- $37 million for projects working with injecting drug users and gay men in countries with expanding HIV epidemics.
- $40 million for the roll-out of male circumcision in Africa.
- $80 for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission.
- $90 million for research into microbicides.
The Secretary of State used her address to reaffirm the Obama administration’s support for the reproductive rights of women.
"Every woman should be able to decide when and whether to have children. This should be whether she is HIV positive or not. There should be no controversy about this. Women need and deserve a voice in the decisions that affect their lives."