Apr 25 2007

Graham and DeMint Announce $26.8 Million for the Treatment of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina

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.