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Texas Senate Panel Votes to Restore Funding for HIV/AIDS Drug Program

April 1, 2011

On Thursday, the state Senate Finance Committee agreed to restore $19.2 million for the Texas HIV Medication Program for low-income patients. A subcommittee had recommended cuts to the program during the two-year budget's planning process, prompting HIV/AIDS advocates to issue an action alert to legislators on Wednesday. Some 14,000 patients receive treatment through THMP; the Department of State Health Services expects a 14 percent increase in the number of program participants during the next two years.

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Adapted from:
Dallas Voice
04.01.2011


  
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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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