Florida’s Palm Beach County will allocate $600,000 less of its federal AIDS funding next year for HIV case management, the Palm Beach Post reports (palmbeachpost.com, 6/3).

According to the article, some 7,130 HIV cases were reported in 2006—the most recent year for which data are available. The cuts will leave 500 HIV-positive people in the county without medical case management.

Palm Beach County Community Services Director Ed Rich says, however, that the county is just following federal guidelines. “We just don’t have the money for all the services, so we try to follow the mandates as closely as possible,” Rich told the Palm Beach Post.