Lawmakers Announce More Thand $1.2 Million For HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment

CHARLESTON (WVDN) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,284,922 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for critical HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in West Virginia.

“The drug epidemic has ravaged our state and has killed more than 1,437 West Virginians from September 2020 to September 2021. This crisis has led to an increase in infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS in our communities, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it more difficult for many West Virginians to access the medical care they need,” said Manchin. “I am pleased HHS is investing in these three critical programs to expand access to treatment and care so that every West Virginian who needs help can get it. I will continue to fight for funding that helps our state combat the drug epidemic and the pain it has inflicted on our loved ones, families and communities.”

“I’m encouraged to see support heading to West Virginia that will strengthen our STD prevention and control, and bolster our Ryan White Title III programs,” Capito said. “Due to the addiction epidemic, we have seen HIV numbers increase in our state, reinforcing the need to continue funding these programs. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for critical resources that improve the overall quality and organization of HIV/AIDS treatment in our communities.”

Individual awards listed below:

$1,070,880 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources: Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments
$114,448 – CAMC Health Education and Research Institute: Ryan White Title III Outpatient EIS Program
$99,594 – West Virginia University: Ryan White Title III Outpatient EIS Program


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