July 3, 2015
The CDC granted 90 community-based organizations with $216 million over 5 years to support HIV prevention strategies, according to a press release.
“Community-based organizations have been vital to our nation’s HIV prevention efforts since the earliest days of the epidemic,” Jonathan Mermin, MD, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention, said in the release. “The organizations we’re funding have a strong foothold in the hardest-hit communities. They have the credibility and experience needed to deliver the most effective HIV prevention strategies to those who need them most.”