$10 million to fund HIV treatment in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Commissioners Sandra Murman, Mark Sharpe and Les Miller during a meeting in January. - Credit: Janelle Irwin, January 2014

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Hillsborough County’s Healthcare services division is getting almost $10 million dollars to spend on HIV treatment. That’s a more than $800,000 increase to the previous HIV Emergency Relief Program budget. Hillsborough County Commissioners approved the federal grant during a meeting Wednesday.

Gene Earley is the director of the department overseeing the program.

“And this is the largest increase in HIV funding in many, many years.”

The Ryan White Part A grant funds emergency HIV relief services each year in the county. This grant funds that program through February of next year.