Reigniting the Fight: The Celebrity Factor

As part of FCAA’s 30th Anniversary blog series, we are highlighting the contributions and involvement of celebrities in the fight against AIDS and HIV. From lending their image and voice to establishing foundations, mobilizing resources and reaching the most vulnerable, celebrities have played an important role in combating the epidemic. While the examples below are certainly […]

Reigniting the Fight: A Look Back at 30 Years of AIDS Funding

The 9th Annual AIDS Philanthropy Summit, which took place in September, also marked the 30th anniversary of Funders Concerned About AIDS. The funders who convened at the conference, many of whom have been involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS since its earliest days, have collectively born witness to the incredible suffering and unbearable loss that has […]

A 30-Year Reunion

1987 was a formative year. It brought us timeless movies like Dirty Dancing and the Princess Bride; Whitney Houston sang about wanting to dance with somebody and Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Bart Simpson made his first appearance on the Tracey Ullman show. […]

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 […]