Greater Share Of HIV Prevention Funding Must Focus On Key Populations To Reach 2030 Goal Of Ending AIDS Epidemic, Study Says

The Telegraph: Funding for HIV prevention within the world’s most marginalized communities ‘woefully inadequate’
“Funding to help prevent new HIV infections within the world’s most marginalized communities is ‘way off track,’ a landmark study has found. Key populations — which include gay and bisexual men, transgender people, sex workers, and people who inject drugs — represented more than half of all new HIV infections in 2018 alone. However only two percent of the total amount spent on the global HIV response went towards supporting these groups and their partners, according to an analysis by Aidsfonds and Communities of Change. Just 11 percent of all prevention funding between 2016 and 2018 was spent on these marginalized communities. The study, which is the first of its kind to look at support for these groups in lower- and middle-income countries, warns that the United Nations goal of ending the global AIDS epidemic by 2030 will not be met unless more is done to address this funding gap…” (Kelly-Linden, 10/20).

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