Rally held for HIV/AIDS funding

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 12, 2024
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Photo: Brooke Anderson, Movement Photographer
Photo: Brooke Anderson, Movement Photographer

HIV activists, many from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and their supporters held a march and rally Friday, June 7, to call attention to their HIV community budget proposal. The march started at Project Open Hand on Polk Street and went to City Hall, where a rally was held outside. As the Bay Area Reporter noted, community members are concerned about expected federal HIV prevention cuts and the city's tough budget year, which may see some services reduced. Mayor London Breed did recently commit to the city backfilling about $200,000 in federal Ryan White cuts. The Board of Supervisors budget committee has begun holding hearings on Breed's proposed $15.9 billion spending plan.

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