NPR blogger Nadja Popovich reports today that as many states struggle with budget shortfalls, they are forced to make difficult decisions regarding which state-funded programs must make do with less. And some states are putting HIV/AIDS programs on the short list of which programs can take the hit.
She writes: A proposed budget in South Carolina would eliminate funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and for help with buying drugs to treat the disease. “South Carolina is thought to be the first state in the nation to propose the elimination of its entire HIV/AIDS budget,” the newspaper The State reported.
Read the full article, “Strapped states cut back on HIV/AIDS funds,” here.