UC San Francisco’s UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies has won $6 million in federal funding over four years to lead a seven-state effort to help HIV-AIDS patients get diagnosed and receive continuing care.
The funds come from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and its Special Projects of National Significance Program, UCSF said Tuesday. The grant is for $1.5 annually for four years.
The effort’s main goals are to improve access to care, optimize health outcomes and reduce HIV-related health disparities, UCSF said, mirroring some of the primary objectives of the national AIDS strategy. It targets individuals who haven't been tested or don't know their HIV status.