The FAR is an
urgent help fund created by Positifs association for the
seropositive persons in social precarity. As more and more
people living in France and in Africa contact us, we have
decided to also request the representatives in all French
departments and regions : Departmental Direction of Sanitary
and Social Affairs / DDASS (dd), General Council (cg),
Regional Council (cr), Economic and Social Council (ce).
Therefore, on 19.03 and on 26.05.1999, we sent a 5 pages
letter to these representatives (n=250 : 99/dd, 99/cg,
26/cr, 26/ce) with a request for subsidies (50,000FF for
each) for the FAR.
We have received
100 replies (dd=26/99, cg=53/99, cr=13/26, ce=8/26) [We have
received the last response on 02 May 2000 that is to say
almost one year after we have sent our initial letter].
Among them, 22* (19/cg, 3/dd) asked us first of all to fill
up a supplementary file. Finally, none of them agreed to
feed the FAR. Advanced reasons :
Geographical pattern (n=46/134, 16/dd - 28/cg - 2/cr) : our
registered office set out the dpt or out the region (n=29
with 4*), no activity with departmental scope or favor (n=7
with 3*), no people or not enough living on dpt helped by
the FAR (n=8 with 2*), national activity of the FAR
2. Legal pattern (n=29/134, 6/dd - 13/cg - 10/cr) : AIDS
fight falls within the competence of the State according to
the legislator (n=10 with 1*), no subside for social urgent
help fund in the area of AIDS fight (n=5), all HIV persons
in social difficulties come under the common law (n=10 with
1*), the cr is not competent to step in the areas of health
and social matters according to the law (n=4),
3. Subside already granted to another association acting in
AIDS area (n=23/134, 7/dd - 12/cg - 4/cr) : restricted to
prevention and/or information (n=6) or without precision
(n=15) [Among the mentioned associations, two have a
national activity and among the 15 others, all are
sub-branches of AIDES association which have a national
activity], wish to subsidize a restricted number of
associations (n=2, one of which is cg of Paris),
4. Budgetary limits (n=16 with 5*/134, 5/dd, 8/cg -
5. Other priority without precision (n=1/134, 1/cg),
6. No transmited reason (n=11 with 8*/134, 2/dd - 8/cg -
7. ce have only advisory (n=6/134) or orientation
competences (n=2/134). Nevertheless, some of them have
encouraged us (n=34) and 40 others more strongly (9 dd, 20
cg, 6 cr, 5 ce).
Authors : G. MAURISSON, C. BOULLANGIER, A.
RICHERT, G. MAURISSON Jr., A. CAPRANI, POSITIFS association,
BP 230, 75865 Paris cedex 18, France, mailto:email@example.com.