The HIV Prevention Program provides leadership for capacity-building in agencies that are dedicated to developing and mobilizing community resources to prevent the transmission of HIV. The HIV Prevention Program provides support to nine regional areas through local health departments and two statewide initiatives. The nine local health departments distribute funds to community-based organizations for HIV prevention and education programming. This arrangement facilitates opportunities for cooperation between the local health departments and the regional advisory groups representing the affected communities. Prevention activities which include HIV counseling and testing, focus on high risk groups including men who have sex with men (MSM), persons practicing high-risk sexual behavior and substance users/abusers. The two statewide programs directly supported by ODH focus HIV prevention education and training efforts toward the general population.
The HIV program uses a combination of federal funds (71 percent) and general revenue funds (29 percent) annually to provide HIV prevention support throughout the state. Federal funding is also used to support HIV and other sexually transmitted disease screening and surveillance, counseling and partner notification.
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Last Updated: 7/29/2011
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