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Clinton’s Global AIDS Fight May Be Hurt by U.S. Trade Initiative

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is championing a U.S.-led global effort to thwart HIV/AIDS, even as the Obama administration pursues trade policies that critics warn will curtail access to life-saving drugs.

Clinton says pharmaceutical advances, particularly drugs that prevent mother-to-newborn HIV transmission, and falling prices for treatments make it possible to “change the course of this pandemic and usher in an AIDS-free generation.”