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Philadelphia, Pa., Gets Foundation Money to Fight HIV

August 1, 2012

The Merck Company Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to help Philadelphia link HIV-positive people to care. Only an estimated one-third of people known to have HIV are receiving health care, MCF said, and 20 percent to 40 percent of patients do not establish care within six months of their diagnosis. Philadelphia said it will use "system navigators" to help HIV patients make their way through the health care system. Health departments in Atlanta and Houston also received MCF grants.

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Adapted from:
Philadelphia Inquirer
08.01.2012; Don Sapatkin

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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