Thursday, April 10, 2014

Part D's targeted funding has improved HIV health outcomes for women, children, and youth #SaveRyanWhitePartD #NYHAAD

I am a pediatric social worker serving this population at E. Carolina U./Vidant Medical Center. Targeted funding means continued efforts to address HIV at its source--outreach, identification, treatmet, and retention in care. This translates to, among other social benefits, positive women in the US having a less than 1-2% chance of delivering a positve infant. 

Targeted funding is also critical to ongoing counseling/med. management of perinatally-infected children & youth, whose numbers are dwindling, thankfully. The effect of Part D-sanctioned efforts in these advances cannot be underestimated.

-Susan from North Carolina

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