The Senate did something useful for once, probably because it didn't involve a confrontation with the president: they just passed the Lantos/Hyde U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act. This bill:
- passed without a provision requiring abstinence-only education,
- designates funds for the treatment of MSM,
- lifts the HIV travel ban, and
- was not named for Jesse Helms.