Ontario is increasing its investment in HIV/AIDS research and community-based services to a total of $33.7 million in 2008/09 – an increase of $1.7 million from last year.
“Community-based HIV/AIDS services are a vital part of our government’s response to the HIV epidemic,” said Health and Long-Term Care Minister David Caplan.
“With strong roots in the community, these organizations are providing essential support services for people living with HIV/AIDS as well as needed prevention strategies for those most at risk of acquiring the disease.”
The funding increase will assist the community groups with the rising demand for their programs and will also support the enhanced regional capacity for specific organizations.
There are more than 90 groups and initiatives across the province delivering HIV/AIDS education and support programs for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and for those most at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.
Learn more about Ontario’s response to HIV/AIDS