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Fighting HIV/AIDS: Human-Rights Focused Advocacy Is More Critical Than Ever

This post originally appeared on Health Affairs. We are at an interesting and uncertain time in global health. The political climate is, to put it mildly, dynamic. One need only look at the United States, historically the largest donor to the global AIDS response, to see how precarious progress is at the moment. The Trump administration […]

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 […]

At Risk: Can Funders Preserve Momentum in the AIDS Fight?

Recently, Inside Philanthropy interviewed FCAA Executive Director, John Barnes and Director of Operations, Sarah Hamilton about the role of private HIV and AIDS funders in this uncertain political climate. As they geared up for an annual summit to be held just weeks after the 2016 election, the folks at Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) expected […]

HIV is not a crime! (except in 32 states and 72 countries)

The following is blog, written by FCAA’s Executive Director, John Barnes, which appeared on The Funders for Justice blog on April 4, 2017.  Even many AIDS advocates and people living with HIV are surprised to learn that HIV IS a crime in 32 US states and 72 countries around the world, with new laws being enacted every year.  […]