The President’s FY 2014 Budget

The President’s FY 2014 Budget Request
Read the 2014 Fiscal Year Budget Request article linked below.
Source: U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: The President’s FY 2014 Budget Request.
In a journal entry, describe (in at least 150 words) what you have learned from this article
and how it links to your current understanding of public health. Be sure to cite your
sources.

The President’s FY 2014 Budget
April 24 Entry #1 Lessons from the article

The federal budget request that was released on the 10 th of April for the combined global
and domestic HIV/AIDS activities is an indication that the present allocated budget is not
sufficient for adequately and comprehensively treating and addressing the issues related with the
disease. If sequestration is taken into account, the costs for HIV/AIDS treatment increase. There
are 5 broad categories that constitute the federal budget for HIV/AIDS; housing and cash
assistance; care; research; prevention; and international or global. Federal funding is either
discretionary and this is determined by the Congress annually via the appropriations process, or
mandatory which primarily involves entitlement programs and is determined through cost of
services and eligibility rules (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2014).
April 24 Entry #2 Link to the current public health understanding
There has been a significant increase in federal HIV/AIDS funding over the epidemic’s
course and this growth has basically been as a result of the escalated spending on compulsory
domestic treatment and care programs since many people in the US are living with the disease
(The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2014). As far as the domestic epidemic is concerned,

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there are three principal goals; reducing novel infections, reducing HIV-related disparities, and
increasing the access to care of HIV.

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Reference

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. (2014). U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: The
President’s FY 2014 Budget Request.

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