The good news is that HIV advocacy groups, clinicians, and others haven't seen so many HIV/AIDS program federal budget increases since the 1990s. The bad news is that it might be too little, too late in a recessionary environment in which state budgets are forcing draconian cuts.
In the United States, women and teen girls accounted for more than one-fourth of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2007 and more than 93,900 cumulative deaths from AIDS. Black women are at heightened risk. The incidence rate of new diagnoses in black women is almost 15 times higher than that of white women, according to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.