Associated Press (10.02.03) - Monday, October 06, 2003
West Virginia University has received a $450,000 federal grant
to help treat low-income HIV/AIDS patients and those at- risk.
The grant, one of 27 nationwide totaling more than $10.9
million, came through the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS
Resources Emergency Act. The funds can be applied to
counseling, testing, medical evaluation, clinical care, oral
health care, nutritional counseling, outpatient mental health
and substance abuse services. Part of the grant will fund
satellite clinics in Wheeling, Parkersburg and Martinsburg.
"This grant means that hundreds more people in the service
area - which includes northern and eastern West Virginia -
will get tested, find out their HIV status and learn how to
protect themselves and others," said Health and Human Services
Secretary Tommy Thompson.