S.2749 - Save Lives First Act of 2008

A bill to ensure that the highest priority for HIV/AIDS-related funding is saving lives most immediately and urgently threatened by HIV-AIDS, including babies at risk of being infected at birth. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to ensure that the highest priority for HIV/AIDS-related funding is saving lives most immediately and urgently threatened by HIV-AIDS, including babies at risk of being infected at birth. as introduced.
  • Short: Save Lives First Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Save Lives First Act of 2008 - Amends the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 to allocate FY2009-FY2013 HIV/AIDS assistance as follows: (1) at least 55% for therapeutic medical care of individuals infected with HIV; and (2) at least 5% percent to

Official Summary

Save Lives First Act of 2008 - Amends the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 to allocate FY2009-FY2013 HIV/AIDS assistance as follows:
(1) at least 55% for therapeutic medical care of individuals infected with HIV; and
(2) at least 5% percent to expand the use of rapid HIV/AIDS testing, of which at least 25% shall be expended for assistance to countries that have adopted a national policy of universal rapid HIV/AIDS diagnosis of all patients of publicly funded facilities, including pregnant women and newborns. Requires the President to ensure that, by the end of FY2013, specified HIV/AIDS treatment, testing, and intervention goals have been met.

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