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?
I think what I'm excited for is the opportunity for our communities to be at conferences like this, the United States Conference on AIDS, or the International AIDS Conference, and push back against some of that, and say "We have to keep our funding. This is really crucial." And it's not just numbers and digits; it's people's lives that we're dealing with here.