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Gilead Will Help Fund the Fight Against HIV in Southern States. Is That a Mixed Blessing?

Gilead COMPASS Initiative panel discussion participants (L-R): Dr. Michael Mugavero (UAB School of Public Health), Nic Carlisle (Southern AIDS Coalition) and Kathie Hiers (AIDS Alabama) with moderator Douglas Brooks (Gilead Sciences) at The Harbert Center
Gilead COMPASS Initiative panel discussion participants (L-R): Dr. Michael Mugavero (UAB School of Public Health), Nic Carlisle (Southern AIDS Coalition) and Kathie Hiers (AIDS Alabama) with moderator Douglas Brooks (Gilead Sciences) at The Harbert Center in Birmingham, Alabama on December 13Moesia Davis
    Douglas Brooks, Senior Director of Community Engagement at Gilead Sciences, opening the Gilead COMPASS Initiative launch event at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta on December 12 (Credit: Gregg Willett)
    Douglas Brooks, Senior Director of Community Engagement at Gilead Sciences, opening the Gilead COMPASS Initiative launch event at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta on December 12Gregg Willett
    Digital photo booth at the Gilead COMPASS Initiative launch event in Jackson, Mississippi on December 14 (Credit: Tate Nations)
    Digital photo booth at the Gilead COMPASS Initiative launch event in Jackson, Mississippi on December 14Tate Nations
    Tim Murphy

    Tim Murphy

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    Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal.