Funding to fight HIV among gay and bisexual men and transgender women is a fraction of what it should be, researchers said, with advocates blaming stigma for the shortfall.

Gay and bisexual men account for about 1 in 5 new HIV infections, but they were only allocated 1% of the $57 billion in global donor funding to treat the virus and combat its spread between 2016 and 2018, Dutch HIV charity Aidsfonds found.

And while trans people represented about 1% of new global HIV infections in 2018, programs targeting them received just 0.06% of the total pool — most of which is channeled to the general population in 135 lower- and middle-income countries.

Read the full article about global HIV response by Rachel Savage at Global Citizen.