Category Archives: funding

  1. Give Some LOVE to IRMA for Give OUT Day

    Condoms are getting some help!  Dear IRMA members and readers of this blog – Give OUT Day shines a spotlight on organizations that empower LGBTQ communities across the country, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is among these charities. We’re using this campaign to highlight the next generation of HIV prevention: rectal microbicides. Though they’re still Read More >>

    advocacy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, anal sex, funding, Give OUT, hiv prevention, IRMA, Jim Pickett, rectal microbicide
  2. IRMA Issues Global Call to Action: We Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

    More than 30 years into the HIV pandemic, we don’t know whether sexual lubricants increase, decrease or have no impact on the risk of acquiring HIV and other STIs. This is unacceptable. We demand answers on lubricant safety. We demand a Lubricant Safety Research Agenda.   Please join us. Click here to endorse this global Call to Action Read More >>

    advocacy, funding, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, research, safety, sexual behavior, sexual health
  3. MSM Population May Be Neglected From HIV Funding

    via Funders Concerned About AIDS, by Owen Ryan At a community meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on March 20th, Kevin Fenton, director of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention said, “Our own stigma, our own homophobia, cascades down in our funding and allocations…” Dr. Fenton was recognizing Read More >>

    amfAR, CDC, funding, Gay, gay men, HIV, MSM
  4. HIV/AIDS Treatments Compromised by Budget Cuts

    via Nature News, by Erika Check Hayden Preventing the spread of HIV used to mean testing people for infection and encouraging them to practise safe sex. Increasingly, it also means prescribing drugs, as studies show that giving infected people or their uninfected partners antiretroviral drugs as soon as an infection is diagnosed can help to check the Read More >>

    CROI, funding, HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, President Barack Obama, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention, USA
  5. Failure to Make MSM a Priority The authors of a study conducted by the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health state that programmes financed through the Global Fund usually fail to address the needs of men who have sex with men, primarily because countries have failed to make this population a priority. Historically, programmes Read More >>

    Africa, amfAR, funding, gay men, MSM, PEPFAR
  6. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and HIV fight for resources in Kenya

    via PlusNews Global “NCDs are sexy now, last year it was maternal health; there doesn’t seem to be a genuine commitment by government to fully address any of these issues… where are the results? The government must not forget about people living with HIV,” said James Kamau, coordinator of the Kenya Treatment Access Movement. “Where is the Read More >>

    Africa, funding, government, HIV, Kenya, Treatment
  7. How Much Would it Cost to End AIDS?

    via Bloomberg, by Simeon Bennet Michel Kazatchkine and Eric Goosby may be able to halt the spread of HIV. They just need the money. The two men control the funds that buy drugs for most of the world’s AIDS patients. Studies in July provided the strongest evidence yet that medicines used since 1994 to treat HIV can Read More >>

    CD4, funding, Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, government, HIV/AIDS policy, Treatment
  8. New Report Shows Major AIDS Funders Fail to Track Investments for Gay Men and Transgender People

    Via MSMGF. A new report indicates that most major bilateral, multilateral and private philanthropic funders that focus on HIV do not consistently track their investments targeting men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Produced by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), the report also examines tracking of domestic government funding dedicated to Read More >>

    funding, Global Forum on MSM, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, HIV/AIDS, investments, MSM, MSMGF, prevention
  9. ‘Funding gap’ imperils science exploits, AIDS forum hears

    Via AFP, by Richard Ingham. “Science is running much faster now than what we can implement and what we can pay for.” The four-day Rome conference, ending Wednesday, heard the outcome of several landmark trials. The biggest found that giving early drug therapy to people with HIV reduced the risk of infecting others by a massive 96 Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ARV, funding, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IAS 2011, PrEP
  10. Victory! Court Overturns “Anti-Prostitution Pledge”

    Via Care2, by Jaime-Alexis. Yesterday, a federal appeals court in New York ruled that the US cannot force organizations to formally pledge to denounce prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive US funding for HIV and AIDS work. This is a significant victory for the global health community. Why is this good news? Because the policy—commonly Read More >>

    Bush Administration, funding, HIV, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, New York, NGOs, prevention, Treatment, United States