Source: 公益时报 August 4, 2015
At the end of July The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) released the “Notice on the Establishment of the Fund for HIV/AIDS Prevention by Social Organizations” (关于建立社会组织参与艾滋病防治基金的通知) after the Fund had been approved by the State Council. At the same time the Commission also made public the “Interim Measures on the Management of the Fund for HIV/AIDS Prevention by Social Organizations (社会组织参与艾滋病防治基金管理办法（暂行）), according to which social organizations (社会组织) registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as well as “organizations in social organization incubator bases” (社会组织培训基地) that have been established by the departments of civil affairs and family planning, can now apply to the Fund to support their HIV/AIDS programs.
The Fund will be managed by the NHFPC, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, and representatives from donor organizations. According to the 2015 Application Guidelines of the Fund for HIV/AIDS Prevention by Social Organizations (2015年社会组织参与艾滋病防治基金项目申请指南), released by the Chinese Preventative Medicine Association on July 13, the deadline for application this year is August 19, and the fund will mainly support projects in the following two areas: (1) HIV/AIDS prevention in high-risk groups, including MSM, drug users, female sex workers; and (2) heath care and education for HIV-positive people and patients with HIV.