September 7, 2017

AIDS Conference Organizers Create $1 million Hurricane Relief Fund

This article originally appeared on the Washington Blade.

Organizers of the U.S. Conference on AIDS on Thursday announced the creation of a $1 million fund to help HIV/AIDS service organizations in areas impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

AIDS United’s Southern HIV Impact Fund will distribute the funds, which Gilead Sciences has donated.

Conference organizers announced the fund immediately after singer Frenchie Davis performed at the opening plenary at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in D.C. Conference attendees from South Florida and Texas and Charlottesville, Va., where a deadly white supremacist rally took place last month, joined her on stage.

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