Project Inform believes it is possible to create the first generation free of HIV and hepatitis C within the next decade. To achieve that dream, we focus our work in four areas: drug development, bio-medical prevention, education and health care access.
Project Inform encourages the development of better treatments and cures for both HIV and hepatitis C. We advocate for innovative, medically-based prevention strategies. We provide up-to-date, life-saving information to help people living with HIV and hep C make the best choices regarding their treatment and care. And we press governments to set policies and assure unlimited access to affordable health care that will one day end the HIV and hep C epidemics.
- Lead advocacy to find the cure for HIV;
- Represent the needs of people with HIV and hepatitis C by supporting researchers to develop new and better medications;
- Educate tens of thousands of people with HIV and hepatitis C about how to stay healthy;
- Fight to make sure that all people with HIV and hepatitis C have quality, affordable health care, treatments and prevention services;
- Fight to make sure that HIV and hepatitis C medications are priced fairly;
- Advance innovative ways to prevent HIV that use HIV medications to help people stay HIV-negative; and
- Advance policies and programs that bring greater urgency, focus and effectiveness to the nation’s response to HIV and hepatitis C.
In California and Bay Area, we:
- Assure that 38,000+ Californians get free HIV medications who could not otherwise afford them;
- Lead efforts to make sure that national health care reform is implemented in ways that meet the needs of people with HIV and hepatitis C;
- Educate thousands of people with HIV and hepatitis C about how to stay healthy;
- Participate in research to assure that California is responding in the strongest possible way to HIV and hepatitis C.
- Lead efforts to heighten the state’s response to hepatitis C.
Who we are and what we believe
Since 1985, Project Inform is respected for its leadership to speed dozens of safe and effective HIV medications to people who most need them, educate hundreds of thousands of people with HIV and their providers about HIV care, and make sure the sickest and poorest people with HIV can have quality, affordable health care services. Today, we are also fighting to end the hepatitis C epidemic, which affects more than 3.5 million people in the US, including 300,000 of the nation’s 1.2 million HIV-positive people.
But the sad fact is that, even now, the majority of Americans living with HIV or hepatitis C are not receiving medical care and treatment early in infection when they do the most good. That is wrong — and unnecessary.
Project Inform is a small organization with big impact. We are making good on our impatience at the pace of progress against both HIV and hepatitis C by advocating for innovative, strategic policies and programs that encourage and support much greater numbers of people with HIV and hepatitis C to be in medical care and treatment. We are respected for our knowledge, integrity, and for being unafraid to press elected officials, government, industry and other HIV and hepatitis C organizations to adopt approaches that will speed HIV and hepatitis C to an end.