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Calif., AIDS agency will close

Calif., AIDS agency will close

Sacramento, Calif.'s Center for Complementary Care, which provides massage, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and nutrition counseling to HIV-positive adults, will close at the end of February due to a discontinuation of federal funding, The Sacramento Bee reports. The agency was founded five years ago and provides services to 75 to 100 HIV patients each month.

Jan Trifiro, CCC's executive director, says that while the agency doesn't provide medical care, HIVers still relied on its programs for healthy living. "Preventative services tend not to get the recognition or funding they merit," she told TheBee. "It's unfortunate because preventative medicine is cost-effective, and it offers a higher quality of life for people in the HIV-positive community."

Trifero says several of the therapists working with CCC have agreed to provide discounted services to the agency's HIV-positive clients when it closes its doors at the end of next month. (

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