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Wyoming runs out of federal AIDS funds

Wyoming runs out of federal AIDS funds

Wyoming's federal funding for HIV/AIDS assistance programs, including the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program, has run out, and state health department officials are looking for an additional $50,000 to cover costs until Wyoming receives new federal grants in April. In the meantime, Brent Sherard, interim health department director, is looking for money that can be diverted within the agency and has instructed department staff to apply for emergency grants. "We want to be absolutely certain that we can provide as much care as possible to our HIV/AIDS-infected individuals in the state," he said. Every April 1, Wyoming receives about $340,000 in federal money for the state's HIV/AIDS programs.

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