TheBody: The HIV/AIDS Resource  |  January 15, 2018

Jeffrey Crowley, former director of the Office of National AIDS Policy and program director for Infectious Disease Initiatives at Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law in Washington, D.C., acknowledges the struggle but remains optimistic about what’s to come:

“Many of our community’s biggest threats are not directly about HIV, but we are under threat as long as trans people are being attacked, immigrants are being harassed, blatant sexism and other threats to women increase, and on and on. Now, we are hearing of plans to renew efforts to gut Medicaid and Medicare and cut welfare before the tax giveaway to the rich has even happened. What keeps me going is knowing how resilient our community is, as well as my belief that on issue after issue, most Americans want what we want. Still, we have to stay focused and strong.”

Read the article here.