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HHS Awards $845.7 Million in Ryan White CARE Act Funds

HHS Awards $845.7 Million in Ryan White CARE Act Funds

WASHINGTON—The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $845.7 million in grants to assist poor and uninsured HIV-infected persons in obtaining primary care, support, services, and anti-AIDS drugs. About two thirds of the money, $571.3 million, will pay for the purchase of medications through state-run AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.

The fiscal year 2001 grants, made under Title II of the Ryan White CARE Act, went to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Grant amounts are calculated on the basis of the estimated number of HIV-infected people living within a jurisdiction.

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