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Clark County receives grant to fight HIV/AIDS

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 20:47:42-05

Rep. Dina Titus announced this week that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Clark County Social Services a $2.8 million HIV Emergency Relief Project Grant.
The funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide outreach and support services for the under-insured and low-income living with HIV and AIDS in Southern Nevada.

The grant can help local officials provide outpatient health services, pharmaceutical assistance, early intervention services, health insurance premium and cost-sharing for low-income individuals, hospice services, mental health services, substance abuse outpatient care, and medical case management.

Support services are for treating individuals with HIV/AIDS and may also include respite care for persons caring for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, outreach services, and medical transportation.