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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.

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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.


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