Apr 25 2007
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced more than $26.8 million for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina.
Ryan White Title II
South Carolina will receive a $25,646,912 grant for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in the state. The funds, awarded under the Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program, can be used to provide a variety of services to low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
Ryan White Title III: Early Intervention Services
Hope for the Pee Dee in Florence will receive $425,510; Sandhills Medical Foundation in Jefferson will receive $321,750; and, Spartanburg Regional Health Services in Spartanburg will receive $438,750.
Title III funds can be used for:
- Risk-reduction counseling on prevention, antibody testing, medical evaluation, and clinical care;
- Antiretroviral therapies; protection against opportunistic infections; and ongoing medical, oral health, nutritional, psychological, and other services for HIV-infected clients;
- Case management to ensure access to services and continuity of care for HIV-infected clients;
- Attention to other health problems that occur frequently with HIV infection, including tuberculosis and substance abuse.
All grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.