October 26, 2012
Federal HIV Funding for Women, Youth Shifts From Big Cities
Federal safety-net funds of about $70 million for women and children with HIV/AIDS who lack sufficient health care coverage have moved from many major cities nationwide to some mid-sized cities, several of them in the South, The Washington Post reports. The shift is in line with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which seeks to target areas of the country with unmet needs. Grants from 10 major cities, including the District of Columbia, Baltimore, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, were greatly reduced. As a result, first-time grants were awarded to 19 smaller cities, including Tacoma, Washington; Morgantown, West Virginia; Macon and Savannah, Georgia; Henderson, Kentucky; Wilmington, North Carolina; and Charleston, South Carolina.
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