PEPFAR/Elton John AIDS Foundation partner to expand services to men who have sex with men, transgender people in southern Africa

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For years the gap has been noted in reports, national strategic plans, and donor plans: How can an effective response to HIV and AIDS in southern Africa address the epidemic among some of those most at risk, and with the least access to services, when discrimination against them is encoded in laws, policies, and even among those whose efforts have been most critical — religious and cultural communities? At the same time, the question of how a dwindling pool of donor resources can answer the challenge of this time — to provide treatment to everyone who needs it — has posed another challenge to the goal of an “AIDS-free generation.”

United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Sir Elton John offered an answer to both today with the launch of a public-private partnership to expand services to men who have sex with men, and to transgender individuals. It is not the first public-private partnership PEPFAR has announced, and indications are that more, specifically targeted ones will come.

For more on this one, visit PEPFAR’s site and the state department’s site.

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