Indiana Receives $26 Million for HIV Services

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has received a $26 million award from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide services to individuals diagnosed with HIV.

It's the largest award for HIV services in the history of the state.

The 2017 Ryan White Supplemental Award will be used to increase treatment capacity for individuals with HIV by funding psychiatric nurse practitioners and mental health and addiction counselors.

It will also work to connect people with HIV care sooner. This can reduce the risk of spreading the disease. The award will also help expand case management services, develop a network of recovery coaches, provide food and housing assistance, and pay for mental health and hepatitis C treatment.

Efforts will be concentrated in Allen, Clark, Lake, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Scott, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh and Vigo counties.

The award takes place October 1, 2017.

(This story was originally published on September 7, 2017)

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