In a turn of events from budget and funding cuts for HIV/AIDS services and in the wake of the Obama Administration’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced good news for HIV/AIDS organizations. Last week the CDC awarded $42 million to over 130 community-based organizations to support HIV prevention.
According to the CDC the awards target at-risk groups such as African Americans, Latinos, gay and bisexual men, and injection drug users. Jonathan Mermin, CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Director, stated “This funding is a critical part of CDC’s national HIV prevention efforts and is in line with the priorities identified in the recently released National HIV/AIDS Strategy.”
Organizations selected for the grants will receive on average $323,000 per year, for a total of five years. Funding will be used to create HIV prevention programs, increase HIV testing and knowledge of status in high risk communities, and to assist in monitoring program effects and behavioral outcomes.
You can check out the full list of organizations awarded grants, here.