Local HIV/AIDS Center Receives $1.7 Million CDC Grant

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:00am
Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:05am

The Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS in Phoenix is one of 30 centers nationwide to receive a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The 5-year, $1.7 million grant will be used for HIV prevention and outreach services across the state.

According to the CDC, Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for nearly a quarter of U.S. cases in 2014.

Part of the grant money will be used specifically for HIV prevention in Hispanic males between the ages of 13 and 29.

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