County AIDS Plan Slated for Review
A master funding plan for state-supported AIDS education, testing and case management in Ventura County is slated for review today by the Board of Supervisors.
The plan combines four previously separate programs under one $423,065 grant from the state Department of Health Services.
The most expensive of those is a $165,000 education program aimed at teaching people considered at higher risk of contracting the sometimes fatal disease.
The county staff report says those at increased risk include: youth not attending mainstream schools, gay men and Latino migrant workers.
The grant also helps pay for free testing for Ventura County residents for HIV, which causes AIDS. In addition, the grant covers case management for people identified as HIV-positive, and provides food, housing and nursing care for AIDS patients.