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.