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For an effective HIV response direct investment in key populations is needed. Is this happening sufficiently? Why are some donors and governments hesitant to do so? In some countries where international donors are transitioning out, HIV programming is taken up in national budgets - but investing in key populations directly rarely is. This session brings together key funders of key population HIV programming and advocacy, activists from key population movements and government representatives. They will speak to their motivation to invest in key populations, results achieved, and what barriers remain. Key population focused HIV programs Bridging the Gaps, PITCH, and READY, supported by Dutch MoFA will share their experiences. Speakers will discuss: The current status of funding for key populations The roles international donors, governments and communities play The impact of investment in key populations to end HIV/AIDS, and the risks if funding disappears. The challenges that cause underinvestment