N.J. gets $1.9 million for HIV protection

    The Garden State is getting some help playing it safe.

    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, D-N.J., announced today the state has received $1.9 million for HIV prevention under the Center for Disease Control’s national HIV/AIDS strategy program.
    It brings the state’s total of such funding to about $17 million. The New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services will use the money for “innovative, high impact HIV prevention interventions and strategies.”

    According to Menendez, about 35,000 people in New Jersey are reportedly living with HIV/AIDS. Tomorrow is National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day, which Millville, Bridgeton and Vineland are celebrating.

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