Tuesday, November 10, 2009

AIDS Funding Workshop

Posted By on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Community service providers interested in helping people living with HIV and AIDS may be eligible to receive funds from the Memphis Ryan White Part A program. The program, in existence since 2007, awards over $5 million annually to organizations helping patients in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Desoto, Marshall, Tate, Tunica, and Crittenden counties.

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Any group able to provide services in outpatient medical care, AIDS drug assistance, oral health, substance abuse treatment, home-delivered meals, or psychological support services should attend the Ryan White Part A pre-application workshop at United Way of the Mid-South (6775 Lenox Center Court, Suite 200) on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

The program was named for the now-deceased Ryan White, a teenager who contracted the disease through a blood transfusion in 1984. White was kicked out of his high school after administrators learned he had AIDS.

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