Reigniting the Fight: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

“HIV/AIDS has always created or reinforced economic hardship. It magnifies issues of poverty, absence of decent, affordable health care, lack of job opportunity, homelessness, hunger and a fraying network of resources.”  – Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS   As we continue our 30th anniversary blog series, highlighting organizations that have been on […]

Fanning the Flames of the AIDS Crisis in the U.S. South

Recently, Mississippi’s State Department of Health announced it will no longer offer HIV screenings for free. Effective July 1, the Health Department began charging a $25 fee for all sexually transmitted diseases and HIV tests and lab work at all of its clinics. You may think that this is a relatively nominal fee and unlikely to have […]

Reigniting the Fight: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For the second entry in FCAA’s 30th anniversary blog series, we are highlighting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), one of the first grant making institutions to provide significant support to AIDS-related programs and services. Today, we are taking a look back at this important contribution, as well as the many others RWJF has made […]

Reigniting the Fight: Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation

“In our programs, policies and campaigns, we have sought to be pioneering, bold and honest. We have sometimes raised a few eyebrows along the way, but…if you’re not rabble-rousing and raising eyebrows, you’re probably not on the right track.” – Daniel Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.  For the inaugural edition of FCAA’s 30th […]

FCAA @30: Reigniting the Fight

The past three decades have seen incredible change, progress and hope in the fight against HIV and AIDS. We are transitioning from an emergency response to developing sustainable programs; programs that allow those affected not only to survive, but truly to thrive. With the appropriate level of commitment, we could well end the disease as […]