Tennessee cuts funding for HIV treatment, testing and prevention

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

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

In an email obtained by The Commercial Appeal, the United Way of Greater Nashville — which manages money given to the Tennessee Department of Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — told partner organizations that there will be a change to the HIV prevention program in the state.

TDH United Way reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Initiative to End the AIDS Epidemic in the United StatesFunding will expire May 31, 2023. TDH will use other state initiatives to support all HIV prevention and surveillance staff and activities in funded metro health departments and these contracts will be effective by June 1, 2023,” said Nicky Easley, director of the HIV Initiative. / AIDS for United Way in Greater Nashville.

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