CDC Increases HIV Testing Program
April 5, 2010
CDC on Thursday announced the expansion of an initiative through which more than 1.4 million Americans have been tested for HIV. During the next three years, funding for the effort will increase by approximately $31.5 million, and a total of $142.5 million will be awarded to state and local health departments in eligible jurisdictions to increase HIV testing in health care and non-health care settings.
The expanded effort will reach more jurisdictions and populations, including men who have sex with men, Latinas, Latinos, and injection drug users. Areas of the United States where these populations are hit hardest by HIV will be the focus of the testing services.
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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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