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A new spectrum of support in Asia鈥檚 fight against HIV/AIDS
Through this new grant program, Gilead is seeking to partner with community groups to support projects that involve young adults and communities affected by HIV/AIDS

Gilead has launched the Gilead Asia Rainbow Grant to support creative and novel projects that engage young adults and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. Gilead aims to do its part to push for progress on UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020, and play a role in the global quest to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030.

The Asia Rainbow Grant will provide funding to non-profit groups in December 2018, for projects slated to be completed by 2019.

There are three types of HIV/AIDS-related focuses:

Focus 1: Digital Communities

Gilead鈥檚 Digital Communities grants will focus on HIV/AIDS campaigns and projects using social media, digital apps or digital content given that digital communication is highly evolved across Asia.

Grant proposals under digital communities can include support and education campaigns and communication projects that aim to promote and empower both people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) and those communities disparately impacted, including those who inject drugs, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender and sex workers.

Focus 2: Friendly Communities

Gilead鈥檚 Friendly Communities grants are intended for campaigns focused on awareness; education and tackling stigma given that discrimination, bullying and social alienation remains a common feature of daily life for many PLWH.

Sample grants under this focus area include cultural awareness and competency, as well as capacity-building trainings.

Focus 3: Youth Communities

Gilead鈥檚 Youth Communities grants are focused on projects directly targeting teenagers as well as their friends and families, schools and teachers due to the increasing number of cases in Asia among this age group.

Potential proposals could focus on voluntary counselling and testing, community engagement campaigns, and social and behavioural change campaigns.

To find out more about the types of projects being funded, you can reach Gilead at asia.grant@gilead.com.

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