SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Project Inform was awarded a grant In December 2017 for $10,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for community education around PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis. Although PrEP has been proven to be highly effective at preventing HIV transmissions, uptake among those who could benefit most from its use has been slow since its FDA approval in 2012.
“Project Inform is honored to be recognized by ETAF for our educational work around PrEP in various communities nationally,” stated Alan McCord, Director of Education. “Project Inform has worked tirelessly for nearly a decade around advocating for its research, implementation and community education efforts nationally.”
PrEP awareness has greatly increased in many large metro areas around the country. However, smaller cities and other jurisdictions are now starting to grapple with informing their constituents about PrEP, often without the budgets to adequately educate individuals at risk of HIV. This grant will help Project Inform support those local educational efforts.
“The work that Project Inform does to help people affected by HIV/AIDS is impressive, and very much aligned with Elizabeth Taylor’s passionate commitment to the cause,” said Joel Goldman, Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. “ETAF and our partners at Macy’s are thrilled to present Project Inform with these funds to help further our shared mission.”
Through their Cause Marketing Program, Macy’s recognizes their responsibility to the community and their concern for the needs of their neighbors. They are proud to partner with ETAF and have contributed to this grant.
About Project Inform
Project Inform fights the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics by assuring the development of effective treatments and a cure; supporting individuals to make informed choices about their health; advocating for quality, affordable health care; and promoting medical strategies that prevent new infections.
About The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
ETAF was established by the legendary actress, Elizabeth Taylor in 1991 to provide grants to existing organizations offering direct care to people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, ETAF has concentrated on supporting marginalized communities and has expanded our funding to support innovative HIV prevention education and advocacy programs. To date, ETAF has granted to more than 675 organizations in 44 countries and 42 states in the U.S.