State awards over two million for HIV prevention

$2.5 million to be split among 16 organizations

Published On: Feb 05 2013 12:00:42 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 05 2013 12:02:36 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. -

Michigan has awarded nearly $2.5 million to 16 community-based and non-governmental organizations for HIV prevention services.

The Michigan Department of Community Health's HIV/AIDS Prevention and Intervention Section announced the funding Tuesday.

The money is being awarded through 2016. The aim is to reach people in Michigan at greatest risk for acquiring or transmitting the virus that causes AIDS.

Funding is going to communities including Detroit, Kalamazoo, Dearborn, Ypsilanti, Saginaw, Lansing, Ferndale, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Flint.