San Jose, CA - Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren applauded the award of a more than $3 million HIV/AIDS prevention grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health. The grant will fund critical core medical services such as early intervention, outpatient health services, drug assistance programs, and home health care. The grant will also support preventative programs and specialized health and support services for children and women with HIV/AIDS.
"These services are invaluable to help Santa Clara County people living with HIV/AIDS who might otherwise suffer without the basic health care they need," Rep. Zoe Lofgren said. "As healthcare costs continue to increase, I am hopeful that this funding will help provide medical care to the victims of this horrible epidemic."
The grants are designed to provide HIV/AIDS health care and support to those who have little to no health insurance. The funding will cover basic services such as physician visits, assistance in obtaining medications, home-based and hospice care, substance abuse and mental health services, and other related services.