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Johannesburg – Researchers today revealed that the Global Fund processes in place in South Africa and neighbouring countries discriminate against gay and lesbian people as well as youth.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution dedicated to attracting and disbursing resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria and is one of the world’s largest funders of HIV/TB and malaria, totalling 864 grants, worth US$21.9 billion.1 The distribution of this money, approximately half (over US$10 billion) has been granted to African governments, is decided by committees at national level called Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs), and it is these committees that researchers at AIDS Accountability International think are neglecting the needs of youths and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Download Media Release AIDS Accountability International on the Global Fund

Download the full report:   Who is really affecting the Global Fund decision making processes? A Community Consultation Report, Gemma Oberth

Download the survey report: Who is really affecting the Global Fund decision making processes? A Quantitative CCMs, Phillipa Tucker

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25 May 2011: Press Release for 27 May 2011: Governments still don’t know if gay people take HIV tests. Download here

8 March 2011: Press Release International Women's Day, AAI calls for increased awareness of lesbian and transgender women's needs in the HIV response. Download here

29 November 2010:   World Aids Day Press Release, Word, (PDF)

20 November 2010: Transgender Day of Remembrance, (PDF), (Word)

07 October 2010: AIDS Experts Warn of Problems Assessing AIDS Governance in Africa

01 March 2010: NGO Request for Shadow Reports (PDF)

01 December 2009: Launch of the AIDS Accountability Scorecard on Women

24 November 2009: SAIHCM, SAHIVCS and AAI (PDF)