California: AIDS Grant Boosts Outreach and Testing
January 14, 2014
This article was reported by the Marin Independent Journal.
The Marin Independent Journal reported the award of a $98,000 county contract for HIV outreach and testing services to the Marin AIDS Project in San Rafael, Calif., funded from CDC grant monies. The program includes a staffed hotline and provides free and confidential HIV testing, home-based healthcare, medical case management, mental health counseling and psychiatric services, transportation assistance, a food pantry, a needle exchange program, benefits advocacy, and emergency financial assistance. Throughout 2012-13, the agency assisted 181 individuals with benefits advocacy, and provided case management to 162 individuals and mental health services to 65 people.
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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