Regional
5:22 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

Bingaman Announces Grant For HIV/AIDS Care

Las Cruces – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the state of New Mexico had been awarded a $1.94 million grant through the Ryan White CARE Act to help provide care, services and prescription drugs for people with HIV/AIDS.

"I am pleased the grant awarded today will help our state provide treatment and services to New Mexicans with HIV/AIDS," Bingaman said.

The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act makes federal funds available to metropolitan areas and states to assist in health care costs and support services for individuals and families affected by acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).