The San Francisco health department is preparing to apply for renewed HIV prevention funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to the Bay Area Reporter.

Currently, the CDC allocates roughly $8.8 million to the city, which has a total HIV prevention services budget nearing $16 million.

The newspaper reports that members of San Francisco’s HIV Prevention Planning Council approved the 2009 funding application at the council’s August 14 meeting.

Planned city interventions include a social networking campaign that would increase HIV testing among black men who have sex with men (MSM). According to the department’s interim progress report, black MSM account for 7 percent of the general population but comprise 12 percent of the city’s AIDS cases.