By Helen AltonnPOSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2009State Department of Health budget cuts for the fiscal year ending June 30 include money for several HIV/AIDS programs.About $40,000 is being cut from Gregory House Programs, Hawaii's only statewide HIV/AIDS housing provider; $110,000 from two Life Foundation prevention contracts; and $157,000 for the Community Health Outreach Work Project to Prevent AIDS.The position of HIV/STD prevention coordinator, held 19 years by Nancy Kern, also is being eliminated and she is moving to another Health Department branch.Health Department Deputy Director Susan Jackson said, "We know these are very important services, but we have to look at state-funded contracts and state-funded positions" to cut costs because of declining tax revenues and the state's deficit situation.Most HIV programs in the STD/HIV Division are federally supported, "which is good," she said. "We regret that we have to make these kinds of cuts and we've had to do this across the board in the department."...
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Cutting HIV/AIDS funding is a state sponsored act of violence.
In the previous post, I asked how much more can we endure until the violence and hate ends.
It appears by this article we are in for a long haul.
Posted by De Sube at 12/06/2009 08:44:00 AM