NORFOLK, Va. –July 15, 2015– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded ACCESS AIDS Care with $1.75 million to fund a new five-year collaborative targeted HIV testing program, aimed at Hampton Roads most vulnerable populations.
ACCESS AIDS Care will use the new funding to deliver high-impact HIV prevention and testing to adult men and women who engage in injection or non-injection drug use. This initiative will do so by providing testing to target areas around Hampton Roads and by ensuring individuals who are high risk or HIV-positive have access to prevention and support services. The initiative will also provide condom distribution to HIV-positive, high risk and HIV-negative individuals. Finally, the funding will assist the agency in integrating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing into their current HIV testing program.
This award is in part of a larger CDC initiative that granted a total of $216 million to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide. Funding will help CBOs deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk for HIV transmission. CBOs have long been essential partners in CDC’s efforts to reduce new HIV infections and reduce HIV-related disparities. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the award on July 1.
For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/
About ACCESS AIDS Care
ACCESS AIDS Care is an AIDS service organization that provides free and confidential HIV testing throughout the year. For over 25 years, ACCESS AIDS Care has helped those affected by HIV/AIDS through supportive and educational services. For more information, visit www.accessaids.org, or call us at 757.640.0929.