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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three federal human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) programs--the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 (CARE Act), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) HIV/AIDS prevention grants, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Housing Opportunities for Persons Living With AIDS (HOPWA)--that fund prevention activities, health care, and other assistance, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of the persons who are served under the CARE Act; (2) how CARE Act, CDC prevention, and HOPWA funds are distributed to treatment, support services, housing, prevention, and program administration; (3) whether the current approach to funding under the CARE Act leads to advantages or disadvantages in particular areas; (4) whether CARE Act services are reaching rural areas; and (5) how the salaries of administrators of organizations providing HIV/AIDS services compare with the salaries of administrators of other similar nonprofit organizations.

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