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Last modified: May 21, 2009, 1:20 AM
The Public Health Program's Sexual Health and Rights Project was launched in April 2005 to develop and implement a global strategy to improve the sexual health and rights of socially marginalized populations, particularly related to HIV/AIDS. SHARP's strategic vision is to forge a niche that responds to opportunities and gaps in this nascent field to ensure that those who are stigmatized because of their sexual practices; real or perceived sexual orientation; ethnicity; and/or drug use have access to quality health and social services and ability to effectively advocate for their rights. SHARP provides grant funding to support innovative service models, capacity building, education and advocacy activities.