MSM Partners on $16 Million AIDS Grant

  Grant to Provide Training in HIV Care and Prevention



Despite advances in treatment and widespread education efforts, approximately 60,000 new HIV infections occur in the United States each year.  Specifically, the proportion of new infections among those 18 to 22 more than quadrupled during the past eight years.


With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MSM will partner with Vanderbilt Universtiy and Meharry Medical College in Nashville.  Spannng four years, the grant will provide training in HIV care and prevention skills to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals, the release notes.


Much of the AETC grant will go toward providing patient-centered and inter-professional training to HIV clinics, with a special focus on minority providers and those serving minority patients.


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