Texas: HIV/AIDS Programs Facing Big Cuts and a Rush of New Clients
September 6, 2011
Many former clients of AIDS Resources of Rural Texas (ARRT, which ceased operations Aug. 31, after 18 years of serving patients from its Weatherford and Abilene offices, are expected to turn to Tarrant County for help. Organizations there, however, are struggling with the impact of federal budget cuts even before trying to accommodate more people in need of help.
"Tarrant County could take a huge financial hit," said David Mack Henderson of the North Central Texas HIV Planning Council. "Not only do the new clients suffer, but so does the client already receiving services here. There is less for everyone."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
09.02.2011; Alex Branch
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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