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ONTARIO IMPROVES ACCESS TO COMMUNITY-BASED HIV/AIDS SERVICE

December 3, 2008

Residents of York Region will have better access to community-based HIV/AIDS education and support services.

The McGuinty government is providing the AIDS Committee of York Region with $156,000 in 2008/09 – an increase of $38,100 from last year to assist with increased local needs and growing service demands.

The government is providing a total of $33.7 million to community-based HIV/AIDS education and support programs for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and for those most at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.

“Community-based HIV/AID services area a vital part of our government’s response to the HIV epidemic,” said Health and Long-Term Care Minister David Caplan. “They help people living with HIV/AIDS maintain healthy, productive lives and provide education to others at risk.

QUICK FACTS

  • The theme of World AIDS Day, December 1st is leadership. With this new funding we are recognizing our local leaders from AIDS Committee of York Region and demonstrating our own leadership on responding to HIV/AIDS in Ontario.
  • The number of people with HIV/AIDS increased significantly to 26,356 in 2006 from 12,072 in 1990.

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Read about the Ontario government’s response to HIV/AIDS.

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