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What Were 2011's Biggest Setbacks? What Are Your Hopes for 2012?

December 1, 2011


Ernesto Dominguez

Ernesto Dominguez, Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, Ore.

The thing I think I'm saddest about is just hearing how some of the national funding is going away, and how, specifically, community-based organizations are losing a lot of that really important funding. So even though HIV numbers are kind of staying steady as far as how many people are being infected every year, the funding that we're getting is being reduced drastically. So how can we prevent more infections and do more of the work that we're doing with less funding? I guess some of it is just trying to be creative. But in some ways, it sounds impossible. How can we measure the value of this work when the government doesn't see this as a priority?

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