Administration and House leaders agree on bill authorizing a tripling of AIDS funding; money must still be appropriated

by David Brown

Children orphaned by AIDS and aged between 11 and 18, living in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, were given cameras to document their lives. Irenio, 18, took this photo of his brother looking outside their home. Irenio and his 16-year-old sister Saquina have headed their family since March, when they lost their mother to AIDS.  Photo: BBC See more pictures

House leaders from both parties and the White House yesterday reached agreement on a bill that would more than triple funding for the Bush administration’s global AIDS program, already the largest foreign aid initiative aimed at fighting a single disease in U.S. history.