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Tennessee to cut funding for HIV treatment groups, testing

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Tennessee is cutting funding for HIV prevention, detection and treatment programs that are not affiliated with metropolitan health departments.

The state of Tennessee is cutting funding for HIV prevention, detection and treatment programs that are not affiliated with metropolitan health departments effective May 31. Organizations across the state were formally notified on Wednesday.

In an email obtained by The Commercial Appeal, the United Way of Greater Nashville – which manages funds donated to the Tennessee Department of Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – told partner organizations that there would be a change to the state’s HIV prevention.

“TDH informed the United Way that CDC Prevention and (Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US) funding will end on May 31, 2023. TDH will utilize other state initiatives to support all HIV prevention and surveillance teams and activities. in funded metropolitan health departments and these contracts will be effective through June 1, 2023,” said Niki Easley, director of the HIV/AIDS Initiative for the United Way of Greater Nashville.

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