Illinois: Grant to Increase Access to HIV Care
August 31, 2012
The Heart of Illinois HIV/AIDS Center has been awarded a three-year, $880,000 Ryan White grant to boost access to HIV testing and medical care for affected women and children in the region. HIHAC is one of 114 organizations to receive the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants totaling $68 million.
"Thanks to the HRSA grant we will be able to create a team to target adolescents and women throughout the region who may be infected with HIV and not aware of their diagnosis," said Briggs. "This is great news for patients."
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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