September 9, 2017


This article originally appeared on AIDS United.

AIDS United, in partnership with Funders Concerned About AIDS, and with generous support from Gilead Sciences, Ford Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and ViiV Healthcare, is pleased to announce the opportunity for grant support through the Southern HIV Impact Fund.

The U.S. South has an extremely disproportionate burden of HIV, compared with other regions in the country. Southerners are more likely to contract HIV and they are dying at higher rates of AIDS as well. Structural barriers such as poverty, inadequate education, HIV stigma, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and unequal access to insurance and specialized HIV care, pose significant obstacles to accessing treatment and support.

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