California: San Francisco Applies for Renewal of HIV Prevention Funds
August 21, 2008
San Francisco's health department will soon apply for CDC funding for several ongoing HIV prevention efforts. The application was prepared by the department's HIV prevention section and approved Aug. 14 at the Prevention Planning Council meeting, during which an interim progress report included brief previews of the city's HIV/AIDS strategies and priorities.
Last year, the city received just over $9 million in HIV prevention funds from CDC, said Walter Chow, a CDC public health advisor who attended the meeting. He cited the federal budget deficit to explain the decrease to $8.8 million this year.
In its recent HIV/AIDS report, the health department said new HIV diagnoses fell from 839 in 2003 to 500 in 2006. The department's epidemiology section will use CDC-developed methodology to calculate HIV incidence in San Francisco, said Dr. Grant Colfax, the city's HIV prevention director. The methodology will allow the city to estimate how many of the new diagnoses are also recently acquired, he said.
For more information, visit www.sfhiv.org/community_hppc_full_council_2008.php.
Bay Area Reporter
08.21.2008; Seth Hemmelgarn
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.