Arkansas to Get $4.9 Million for HIV/AIDS Care
April 14, 2003
As part of a $1 billion nationwide effort by the Department of Health and Human Services, Arkansas will get $4.9 million in federal funding to provide medical care, support services and prescription drugs for people with HIV/AIDS. The funding was announced Thursday by HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. Of the $1 billion, $289 million is allocated based on the number of patients in a state, and $693 million is designated for the purchase of medications through the state-run AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. The total grant also includes $7 million for the treatment of concentrations of minority individuals with HIV/AIDS in a given area.Adapted from:
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.