LONDON — The AIDS Council of South Australia was told last week that the government had rejected a funding proposal that may have returned the struggling organization to financial solvency, Gay Star News, a British gay news agency, reported.
An announcement on the group’s website last week said that it was ceasing operations. The Council seemed to be making progress after a new board and CEO were appointed in February, the article said.
The board said in a statement that it disagreed with the decision.
“ACSA’s board firmly believes that its closure is not only unnecessary in financial terms — each HIV transmission prevented saves the community thousands of dollars in health care costs — but also endangers other vital (LGBT) programs with South Australia,” the statement said, according to the Gay Star News.