Thursday, May 11, 2006

AIDS funding: a picture is worth . . .

HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau has posted this graph to show where we are on funding for the Ryan White CARE Act. Since 2001, only the funding for Title II has shown any increases, although even that was decreased in the last appropriations cycle. Everything else is either flat or decreasing in funding.

Title I funds the major epicenters of the epidemic. In Texas, that includes Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin. Title II funds services in all other areas (Texas' smaller cities and rural areas) as well as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (in Texas, the Texas HIV Medication Program). Virtually all of the increases in Title II have been earmarked for ADAP. Title III funds early intervention (12 grantees in Texas). Title IV funds women, infants, and children (7 grantees in Texas). Part F AETC funds the AIDS Education and Training Centers (the Texas Oklahoma AETC is based at Parkland Health and Hospital System). Part F Dental funds dental reimbursement (2 grantees in Texas, both in Dallas).

If you need numbers to go with the graph, HAB provides a link for an Excel file at the bottom of the page. Read 'em and weep.

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