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FCAA 2014 AIDS Philanthropy Summit

Videos from the 2014 AIDS Philanthropy Summit, December 8-9, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

2014 Summit Concurrent Session - Advancing the Health & Rights of MSM & Transgender people: PEPFAR & Global Equality Fund

This interactive discussion will examine the role of the U.S. Government in addressing the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and advancing human rights for the LGBT community, and in particular gay men, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals. Panelists will discuss current gaps within the health, legal, social, and political environments that impede efforts to fight the epidemic. The session will explore how new initiatives and funding mechanisms, including the Global Equality Fund and the recently announced public-private partnership between PEPFAR and the Elton John AIDS Foundation work to address those gaps through prioritizing the scale-up of health and rights-focused programs for the LGBT community. This will include a discussion of the evidence gap and the need for more evidence on concrete links between human rights and HIV—for example, how increasing human rights directly leads to suppressed viral load. Particular focus will be given to highlight the elements that must exist in programs aimed at creating enabling environments for LGBT persons to receive nondiscriminatory access to care, which is crucial to addressing the epidemic. Specific opportunities for private foundation partnership will also be highlighted. Moderator: Julia Greenberg, The Fremont Center; Speakers: Jesse Bernstein, United States Department of State; Mohamed Osman, Elton John AIDS Foundation, UK; Cornelius Baker, PEPFAR

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