U.S. Peace Corps for AIDS Proposed
BY HIV Plus Editors
July 01 2005 12:00 AM ET
An Institute of Medicine panel evaluating the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief says a federally funded corps of health care professionals--modeled on the U.S. Peace Corps--is needed to coordinate HIV prevention and treatment efforts in the 15 nations receiving federal funds. The program could involve up to 1,150 health care workers and would cost about $140 million a year to operate, according to the panel.