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PEPFAR Announces Investment Fund To Expand Access To HIV Services For Key Populations

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HLM 2016 AIDS: PEPFAR directs $100 million to reach gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses PEPFAR’s announcement of “the creation of a fund to expand outreach and services for … ‘key populations’ … including gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, and people who inject drugs, and prisoners” (6/9).

United States Mission to the United Nations: Remarks at the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS
In a statement delivered at the 2016 U.N. High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, said, “This Investment Fund will support innovative, tailored, community-led approaches to address these critical issues and gaps that exist for key populations in the HIV/AIDS response. This Investment Fund will work to identify, measure, and change the complex dynamics driving stigma and discrimination. It will support multi-year and comprehensive approaches to ensuring key population-led community-based organizations are directly funded to develop and improve their capacity for sustainable HIV responses at the local level, driven by data and accountability” (6/9).