Policy & Politics
HHS Announces 58 Grants Totaling $21.5 Million for HIV Prevention, Care
October 1, 2003
HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson on Tuesday announced 58 grants totaling more than $21.5 million to develop, implement and evaluate HIV prevention and care strategies for HIV/AIDS patients, according to an HHS release. The grants, which are administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration, include:
Thompson said, "We have learned much about HIV/AIDS since the 1980s, but we still have a long way to go to prevent the spread of HIV and to ensure people in need get appropriate care." He added, "Armed with the knowledge learned through these grants, we will be able to share best practices and improve care in communities across the country." HRSA Administrator Elizabeth Duke said, "Many communities continue to struggle to meet the health care needs of their residents living with HIV/AIDS. Today's Title III grants will help extend HIV counseling and testing, medical evaluation and outpatient clinical care to more of those who need these services" (HHS release, 9/30).
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This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.