Calif. Budget Crisis Affects Local HIV/AIDS Programs
Local California HIV/AIDS programs are concerned about recent cuts in the state budget, according to KION News in Monterey County. A non-profit organization in Salinas, John XXIII, is anticipating reductions of $150,000 in education and prevention programs. In addition, the organization may need to curtail hours of operation and the amount of testing it provides.
"Just because the money has stopped, doesn't mean HIV is going to slow down," says Supervisor Jim Smith. "It's still a disease. It's still out there. It affects everybody" (8/21).