President Obama has had to deal with a seemingly endless list of inherited problems: from the economy to the two wars, from Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to healthcare. Among the many items on the list, an important one is HIV/AIDS.
When it comes to the AIDS pandemic, Obama did, indeed, start to bring change. He lifted the ban on U.S. visitor’s visas for individuals living with HIV/AIDS; signed the much-needed reauthorization of the Ryan White C.A.R.E. Act; and recommended an increase in the larger HIV/AIDS budget. As a result the Ryan White fund received