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HIV Prevention Programs for Women

$6,951,457

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: IMMED OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
Assistance Listing Number
93.015

Objectives: HIV Prevention for Women Living in the Rural South: (1) Increase knowledge of accurate HIV prevention information among women living in rural communities in the south; (2) improve and increase access to quality HIV prevention services to women living with or at high risk for HIV infection in rural communities in the south; (3) improve receptivity to and awareness of HIV prevention education, necessary to reduce the stigma among women in rural southern communities; and (4) increase the number of women living in the rural south, who voluntarily receiving HIV testing. HIV Prevention for Young Women Attending Minority Institutions: (1) Increase on campus activities targeting women at risk for HIV infection; (2) improve HIV prevention education efforts involving women on campus; (3) increase knowledge base of accurate HIV/STD prevention information among women attending minority institutions; and (4) improve access to HIV health related services for women attending minority institutions. HIV Prevention for Women Living in the Rural and Frontier Indian Country: (1) Increase knowledge of accurate HIV prevention information among women living in Indian Country; (2) improve and increase access to quality HIV prevention services to women living with or at high risk for HIV infection in rural and frontier Indian Country; (3) improve receptivity to and awareness of HIV prevention education necessary to reduce the stigma among women in rural and frontier Indian Country; and (4) increase the number of women living in rural and frontier Indian Country, who voluntarily receiving HIV testing. HIV Prevention for Women Incarcerated and Newly Released: (1) Increase the number of incarcerated women receiving pre-release discharge planning, particularly those who are living with HIV or at high risk for HIV infection; (2) increase the number of HIV infected incarcerated women who are connected to drug assistance programs, medical care, and case management services prior to release or at time of release; (3) increase the number of community linkages and networks for ensuring continuum of care for incarcerated and newly released women living with or at high risk for HIV in locations with high rates of HIV infections and incarcerated populations; and (4) increase the number of newly released women receiving support services and HIV care six months post release. HIV Prevention for Women Living in the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico: (1) Increase access to quality care and treatment for women living with HIV infection; (2) improve and increase access to secondary HIV prevention services to women living with HIV infection and primary prevention for those women at risk for infection; (3) increase understanding of living with HIV, disease management, and treatment adherence; and (4) increase community support activities for women living with HIV and their families.

 
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