Iowa is playing host to one of just five meetings happening across the country to discuss the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The White House released the plan last year with hopes of reducing the annual number of new HIV infections by 25% by 2015.
Randy Mayer, with the Iowa Department of Public Health, says the strategy includes a drastic shift in funding of HIV prevention programs. “They recommended that more money be given to high prevalence cities…and taken away from states like Iowa,” Mayer said. “We’re going to have to adjust to having 55% less funding from our federal agencies for HIV prevention.”
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