Do Private Grants Boost Goals of the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Initiative?

FCAA and AIDSVu collaborate to track philanthropic funding within states, counties and cities targeted by the U.S. plan to end HIV.

*This article originally appeared on POZ.

How has philanthropic AIDS funding—the grants awarded by businesses and organizations—influenced the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) in the U.S. initiative? Who has provided most of the funding to fight HIV? Where has the money gone? Has it hurt or hindered the U.S. initiative? A collaborative effort between AIDSVu and Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) takes a deep dive at the data to find answers.

But first, about the EHE. Launched by President Trump, the plan aims to reduce new HIV infections by 75% by 2025 and by at least 90% by 2030 by increasing HIV prevention and treatment strategies. Specifically, it targets federal efforts to the 57 key states, counties and cities (referred to as jurisdictions) that together account for 50% of new HIV cases. These include 48 counties nationwide plus Washington, DC; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and seven rural states with high HIV burdens (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina).

In November 2022, the FCAA, which tracks philanthropic HIV efforts, partnered with AIDSVu, which creates interactive maps and infographics based on HIV data, to launch the HIV-Related Philanthropy and the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative to assess whether private funding has complemented the EHE.

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