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More AIDS funds
secured for NYC

More AIDS funds
secured for NYC

New York City region will receive an additional $3 million in Ryan White funding

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has spearheaded an effort to gain an additional $3 million in federal Ryan White CARE Act AIDS funds for New York City and Long Island for fiscal 2006, Newsday reports. Her office this week announced that New York City will receive about $120.4 million in federal AIDS funds, an increase of $2.5 million over 2005 funding levels. Long Island will receive an additional $300,000 in funding for fiscal 2006, bringing its total to $6.1 million. New York AIDS advocates had expected flat funding or even cuts in Ryan White funding for 2006 and welcomed the funding increase. "The increase is absolutely a positive," Tara Tate, senior vice president for HIV/AIDS grants management for United Way of Long Island, told Newsday. (

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