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U.S. leaders call for more spending to combat AIDS

By David Brown and Alyssa A. Botelho / The Washington Post

WASHINGTON --Some of Washington's most powerful people delivered to the 19th International AIDS Conference pretty much the same message: Fighting AIDS is a good investment that is getting better every year, but current spending isn't enough to end the epidemic. 

Whether the world's richer countries, and especially the United States, will decide to increase spending or alternatively wring more from current investment is a matter of much discussion among the 25,000 researchers, clinicians and activists meeting in the nation's capital through Friday.

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