Note: A very sad day for HIV and HCV advocacy – Alan
Project Inform, one of the nation’s longest-running HIV education and advocacy organizations, has terminated its staff and is likely to cease operations, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.
In an announcement to be released Friday (March 15), former staff members said that “[d]espite the continued success and evolution of our work in HIV and hepatitis C virus — two of the most stigmatizing diseases in the United States — we have not been able to successfully navigate the current funding environment.”
Although ex-staffers were reluctant to discuss details, the change appears to have come about abruptly and with little advance notice to employees. The staff announcement was not distributed through official organization channels and the Project Inform website makes no mention of it (as of March 15). The B.A.R. has not yet been able to reach board members for comment.