Fulton County funds HIV testing after miscommunication backlash


Fulton County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to spend more than $2 million to help pay for HIV testing in the county.

The grants, paid for by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will help 14 groups test people for HIV and link them to care. It will also pay for HIV education and condom distribution.

The money is expected to pay for about 40,000 HIV tests, and will help 200 people who are HIV positive gain access to care.

Commissioners approved the spending after an uproar from some organizations whose leaders said they were not informed of funding plans.

To read more about their concerns, click here.



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