"As if separating innocent children from their families at our southern border wasn't bad enough, using limited HIV/AIDS-related resources to pay for it is quite shameful," argued Brandon M. Macsata, CEO of the ADAP Advocacy Association. "It is the latest in a long series of the ill-conceived policies coming out of this White House undermining the fight against HIV/AIDS in this country. Enough is enough!"
Eddie Hamilton, executive director of the Ohio-based ADAP Educational Initiative, echoed the concerns: "Even though the funds are technically unobligated, HHS is aware of the ongoing financial pressures put on the Ryan White program due to the constant erosion of the protections under the Affordable Care Act. As any prudent steward of taxpayer funds, it was saved for a rainy day fund, and the rainy days are now upon us."
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